Lettuce head burglar and five other dodgy e-fits

Police have revealed an odd-looking e-fit of a suspected burglar who appears to have lettuce for hair.

The weird shape, texture and colour of the hair on the man - involved in a distraction burglary of an elderly woman - has led to him being dubbed 'the lettuce head burglar.'

Officers from Hampshire Police admit they suffered "technical issues" when producing the image and hope a software upgrade will allow better hair on e-fits soon.

However they hope the "clarity of the facial features" will lead to an arrest of the man described as being around 45-years-old, 5ft 8 tall and have wavy blonde or greying hair.

Our first stop would be to see if he is hiding by lying face down on an allotment somewhere. Check out our Top 5 Worst Photofits after the link.

Top 5 Worst Photofits

1. Cops in Bolivia claim this image helped them secure an arrest in a hard to solve murder case.

After they issued this image, people apparently came forward with enough information to allow them to make an arrest over the case of a stabbed taxi driver.

2. The Royal Thai Police called in a sketch artist in a bid to help catch the bank robber who is suspected of stealing 200,000 baht (£3,287) from the Government Savings Bank in Bangkok, but he hadn't got much to go on.

Officers claimed that because no-one saw the man's face, they were not able to pick out any distinctive features… but they did know he was wearing a helmet.

3. When police in New York were hunting for a woman who robbed a store while wearing a Catwoman mask, they released a wanted poster which looked like it had come straight from a comic book.

They say the woman went into high-end shoe stores and spent over half an hour looking and shoes while wearing the feline mask - before demanding cash from the tills.

4. Some 270 years after he was hanged, police in North Yorkshire have released an e-fit of highwayman Dick Turpin.

They used newspaper descriptions of him - which said he was "very marked with the small-pox, his cheek bones broad, his face thinner to the bottom" - to create the lifelike image… which also looked suspiciously like Peter Mandelson/

5. What can we say? Police released an image of a man who was wanted for questioning over the disappearance of a teenage girl, this is what ended up on TV.

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