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Sentimental gold watch snatched by Salisbury thief

By DavidBol  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

Wiltshire Police have released this efit image after a distraction burglary in Salisbury.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a thief stole a gold watch from an elderly woman in Salisbury.

Officers have released an e-fit image after an offence took place at 1:30pm on Friday 31st January at an address along Winchester Street.

A man called at the property, saying he had come to collect some books the victim had promised to his wife. The elderly woman was intimidated and the offender entered the house and looked around. He told the victim that his wife would be in contact and left.

A short time later, the victim discovered that a ladies gold watch of Japanese origin had been stolen. The item had great sentimental value and had been in the family for many years.

PC Trevor Morgan of Wiltshire Police said: “This man effectively forced his way into the lady’s home by intimidating her and we cannot allow this to happen again.

“We need the help of the public to identify this man and would like to hear from anyone who has information.”

The offender is described as a white man in his late forties or early fifties. He is five foot 11 inches tall, has a round face and thick rimmed glasses.

He wore a knee length dark grew woollen coat, dark trousers and black lace up shoes.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call the Salisbury Priority Crime Team on 101.

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