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Police release efit of Peasmarsh robbery suspect

03 February 2016


Police have released an efit of a man wanted in connection with a robbery in Peasmarsh.

At 9.26am on Friday (29 January), officers were called to a break-in at a house in Main Street.

Efit of wanted man
Efit of wanted man

A 14-year-old boy heard a window smash and phoned his father, who subsequently called police. The boy remained in his bedroom, and shortly afterwards the intruder entered the room and told the boy to stay put.

It is believed the suspect gained entry to the house via a rear window and stole a number of items, including jewellery and men’s aftershave.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30, over 6′ and of medium build. He had brown stubble and brown hair with a fringe over the forehead, and had a deep voice with a local accent.

He wore a black hoody with the hood up, partially covering his face, heavy boots and white plastic gloves, and carried a brown holdall bag.

Shortly before the incident, neighbours witnessed a dark 4×4 driving nearby, which police believe may be linked to the robbery.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on [email protected] or call 101, quoting serial 1255 of 02/02.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (

Rye’s Own Bulletin 3 February 2016