E-fit released by police in hunt for would-be burglar

HUNT Image of suspect
HUNT Image of suspect

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A would-be burglar tried to break into a 64-year-old woman’s home while she was inside.

The victim discovered the man trying to get into her conservatory in Salcombe Avenue, Copnor, Portsmouth.

A spade was used to try to prise open the doors.

After being discovered, the man walked past the homeowner, through a side gate and left the property at about 3.15pm on December 1.

He did not get into the home and nothing was stolen.

Now police have released this e-fit in the hope of tracking the suspect down,

PC Lee Gott said: ‘This was a brazen burglary attempt during daylight hours.

‘The man did not seem fazed when challenged by the homeowner.

‘All homeowners in Portsmouth are encouraged to review their home security. In the run-up to Christmas we usually have more desirable items in our homes ready to be given as gifts. Never leave presents on display and use a timer switch or leave a light on if you won’t be at home when it gets dark.’

The man was white, in his early 30s and between 5ft 2in and 5ft 5in. He was slim with a closely-shaved or bald head.

Call PC Gott at Fratton station on 101 if you can help.