Police mocked for sharing e-fit of suspected robber who looks like the Grim Reaper

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<em>Police were mocked after releasing an e-fit (left) that bore a striking resemblance to the Grim Reaper (SWNS/Getty)</em>
Police were mocked after releasing an e-fit (left) that bore a striking resemblance to the Grim Reaper (SWNS/Getty)

E-fits can sometimes be laughable or puzzling but a police force has now released one that is a little alarming.

Leicestershire Police issued the image of a suspected robber who looks more than a little like Death himself – the Grim Reaper.

The suspect is said to have attacked a woman while wearing what appeared to be a sinister black cloak over his head.

Officers are hunting the man in connection with a robbery of a woman outside a house in Springfield Close, Broughton Astley, Leics.

The woman arrived at the property at around 1.15am on October 29 when she was grabbed by a man who demanded cash.

The thug fled the scene when he realised the victim had no money but she suffered minor injuries.

<em>Cops are hunting the man in connection with a robbery of a woman outside a house in Leicester (SWNS)</em>
Cops are hunting the man in connection with a robbery of a woman outside a house in Leicester (SWNS)

After police issued the e-fit, social media users compared the image to the Grim Reaper, while others joked it looked like the Scottish Widows advert.

Writing on Facebook, Scott Johnson said: ‘Looks like police hunting for black cloak wearing robber, last seen holding a Scythe. Also goes by the name ‘Death’. Do not approach.’

A Twitter user posted: ‘Watch out residents in Leicestershire. Scottish Widows robbing women!’

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Detective Constable Stephanie Burnham said: ‘We have been carrying out full enquiries into this incident and are now releasing this image as part of these ongoing enquiries.

‘If you recognise the person described in the e-fit image please make contact as we believe this person could help us with our enquiries.

‘Anyone with any other information regarding the incident who has not yet made contact with us should also get in touch.’

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