Police issue e-fit of man involved in rogue trader incident in Bury St Edmunds

E-fit of rogue trader
E-fit of rogue trader

Police have issued an e-fit likeness of one of the men involved in a rogue trader incident in Bury St Edmunds last week.

At around 11am on Monday, three men in a white Ford Transit van attended a property in Rembrandt Way offering roofing services.

The resident was asked to come outside to examine the roof while another of the men moved the chimney stack around, pulling bricks out and putting them back in.

The men said they could repair the chimney for a cash deal, but the victim declined saying she was not interested.

The men caused an estimated £1,000 of damage by tampering with the chimney stack.

All the men were white.

The first has been described as around 25 years old, 5ft 4in tall, of stock build, with short blonde/brown hair and was wearing a grey T-shirt.

The second man was aged in his 50s, around 5ft 8in tall, of stock build, with dark hair in a ponytail and was wearing a light blue T-shirt. The third, aged around 18, was 6ft tall, of thin build and had short dark hair.

Police are warning residents to beware of rogue traders and not to accept offers of work like this.

If you recognise the man from the e-fit likeness or have any information about the incident, contact Bury East/West Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference BU/14/2199 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.