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4 October 2016, 05:53
Sussex police have released efits of two suspects who called at the home of an elderly man in Eridge Green and robbed him.
A man and a woman pretending to be High Court debt collectors called at the 81-year-old victim's home near Crowborough at 8am on Monday 19 September. They claimed they were authorised to collect a debt for unpaid VAT.
They carried no identification or official paperwork, but when refused entry they forced the householder inside and into a chair, where they demanded to know where his money was kept.
The house was ransacked as the intruders searched for cash, and eventually they made off with a few hundred pounds. Their victim was left badly shaken nut otherwise unhurt.
The man was described as 6' 3", aged between 30 and 40, solidly built, with dark hair and wearing a dark jacket and trousers.
The woman was in her 30s, 5' 3", of stocky build, with light brown, shoulder-length hair and wearing a blouse, jacket and skirt.
Police want to hear from anyone who recognises the suspects from the efits, any witnesses or anyone who has any other information relating to this or any similar incidents in the area.
They are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting serial 307 of 19/09.
Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org)