Intruder disturbed during robbery in Peasmarsh
29 January 2016
Police are appealing for information after a teenager disturbed a robber in his home in Peasmarsh.
At 9.26am on Friday (29 January), officers were called to a break-in at a house in Main Street.
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 some items of jewellery.
He is described as a white man aged about 30, of medium build, wearing a black hoody with the hood up, partially covering his face, and white plastic gloves. He had brown stubble 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.
Detective Sergeant Paul Graham said: “This was a distressing incident for the boy involved, who was left shaken but unhurt. He was able to give us a description of the man we are seeking.
“It is possible that he is linked to the 4×4 seen in the village, and it is important that anyone with information comes forward.
“We are at the early stages of our investigation and forensics investigators are at the scene.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on [email protected] or call 101, quoting serial 324 of 29/01.
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).