SUSSEX Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary at a property in Upper Bognor Road on April 23.
A police spokeswoman said, at approximately 11pm a man tried to gain entry to a home by using fictitious stories, one of which was that he needed to check the homeowners drains.
However, the potential victim, 56, became suspicious and refused to let him in. When he left she reported the incident to police.
Detective Constable Ellie Hughes from West Sussex CID said: “Fortunately the homeowner did not let the man into her property but she was nonetheless very shaken by the experience and of what could have happened.
“If you recognise the man in the e-fit or have any information that could help police with their enquiries then please call 101 quoting serial 484 23/4 or alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
“I would urge anyone who opens their door to someone they do not know or were not expecting to please not let them into their home. If in doubt - keep them out.”
Police said the offender pictured in the e-fit image is white, in his 50s, 5’ to 5’ 4”, very fat with grey hair and was wearing a blue checked shirt.