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Kent Police seeks man’s identity following attempted burglary in Canterbury

Kent Police seeks man’s identity following attempted burglary in Canterbury
A computer-generated image has been released following an attempted distraction burglary at a block of flats in Canterbury.
On Monday 12 February just after 6pm the suspect rang on the doorbell of a property in Military Road and asked the resident if he could come inside to check on low water pressure.
The woman refused and asked for identification, at which point he ran away on foot with two other men.
The suspect who spoke to the victim is described as being white with a very fair complexion and red cheeks. He was wearing a green high visibility jacket. She was unable to get a good look at the other two men.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Mark Huttley said: ‘The victim quite rightly asked for ID and this was obviously a problem for the man. Thankfully she did not let him into her property and as a result nothing was stolen.
‘We are always urging people not to let strangers inside a house without checking credentials first. People should also make sure rear doors and windows are shut when they answer the front door too.
‘Where possible consider extra security, like fitting spy holes and door chains. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to turn people away like this woman did.’

Can you help?

Anyone with information regarding this attempted burglary or who has had a similar experience in the area is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/7581/18.
Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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