E-fit released after man in his 70s left with ‘significant injuries’ in aggravated burglary

Police are hoping to identify a man in connection with an aggravated burglary after a man was attacked in his own home. The victim was left with significant injuries after the offender broke into his home on Chesnut Close in Congresbury on May 5.

The incident occurred at around 1am when the offender hit the victim across the face twice. He then stole two golden chains from around the victim’s neck, including one chain with a thick golden cross with diamonds, Avon and Somerset Police have said.

The victim, who is in his 70s, described the offender as aged in his late 20s, around 5ft 6-8ins, white, of slim build, with brown medium wavy hair. The offender was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt with hooded coat over top and had tattoos over his face. He also had a chain tattoo around his neck.

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Avon and Somerset Police have released an e-fit to the public based on the description of the offender. The force has said if anyone has any information which could aid their investigation or are able to identify the man in the e-fit to get in touch.

In a statement, the force said: “We are releasing an e-fit of a man we would like to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Congresbury.

“The incident happened on Thursday 5 May in Chestnut Close around 1am. The offender broken into the victim’s home, hit him across the face twice and caused significant injuries.

“He then stole two golden chains from around the victim’s neck, including one chain with a thick golden cross with diamonds. The victim, who is in his 70s, described the offender as aged in his late 20s, around 5ft 6-8ins, white, of slim build, with brown medium wavy hair.

“The offender was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt with hooded coat over top and had tattoos over his face. He also had a chain tattoo around his neck.

“The e-fit we are releasing is based on the description of the offender. If you have any information which could aid the investigation, or are able to identify the man in the e-fit, please contact us.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222105736 , or complete their online appeals form.

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