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Last week an e-fit of a suspected went viral because it looked so bloody ridiculous, check it out:
The photo, released by Warwickshire Police, was an attempt to capture a 'distraction burglar'. Naturally, people on social media were quick to point out what they believed to be reason for the distraction - them nashers.
We've issued an efit for of a suspect in a distraction burglary in Stratford in February. If you have any information please contact us. https://t.co/NipFniL1ed pic.twitter.com/oGiYfxIi2e
- Warwickshire Police (@warkspolice) April 3, 2018
Many people commented to say that the image was ridiculous and that it didn't look like a real person, however, to those people, I say, meet Richard Fox.
Forty-three-year-old Richard has been forced to deny that he is, in fact, the Cheshire Cat burglar after his friends saw the uncanny likeness and pointed it out.
Fortunately, Richard saw the funny and posted a snap of himself, wearing a similar hat, alongside the e-fit, writing: "Looks nothing like me."
Richard, who runs a photography business in Bovey Tracey, Devon, added: "I didn't see the post until my friend tagged me in it on Twitter.
"I think it's because I've got a big mouth.
"I also wear the hat a lot as I'm a landscape photographer - so I'm often out on Dartmoor taking pictures."
He was also quick to point out that, despite the resemblance, he's not the man the police are looking for and has never even been to Warwickshire.
Warwickshire Police has promised the post is real and the suspect is still out there. In a post following their now-viral e-fit, they wrote: "We can confirm that this is real and that we anticipated the attention!
"But jokes aside, it was created from a description provided and it's serious as a woman was victim of a horrible crime.
"Hopefully the attention will mean we identify the offender/bring him to justice quicker."
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Warwickshire police said it still wanted to speak to the man in the picture in connection with a distraction burglary in Stratford-upon-Avon on February 5, 2018.
They say two men claimed to be from Orbit Housing to con their way into a property in Hertford Place. One of the burglars distracted the resident while the other searched the flat for anything he could take. The pair managed to make off with cash.
Officers are asking for anyone with information to call 101 quoting incident 220 of February 5, 2018.
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