Thief Fought Off By Eastbourne Disabled Man

Police in Eastbourne have released an e-fit of a man who tried to steal a laptop from a disabled man's flat.

The 26 year old victim was left with a bite mark after he fought the would be thief off during the attack in the early hours of Sunday 25th September.

The man who was has one leg and walks with crutches was returning to his ground floor flat in Firle Road around 4:30am when a man barged in and attempted to take the laptop from his bedroom.

A struggle ensued in which the victim managed to grab the laptop but sustained a nasty bite mark to his hand. He called out for help and the offender ran away without the computer.
The suspect is described as white, in his late twenties, about 5'9", of slim build with light brown hauir. He was wearing a long sleeved white shirt, a dark coloured jacket, and blue jeans
Detective Constable Annie Nash said; "This was a frightening experience for the young man, but he bravely hung on to his own property and eventually the thief had to give up. We hope someone will recognise the suspect and let us know who he is. Please contact us via 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 0335 of 25 September."

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