December 10 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A man in his 80s was targeted in a distraction burglary, costing him nearly £1,000.
Police have released Efit images of two men they want to speak to following the incident in Crowland Road, Haverhill, between 1.45pm and 2pm on Wednesday, August 7.
The victim, a man in his 80s, answered a call at the door to a man claiming he was working on the main water supply and he needed to come in and check that his supply did not contain any ‘blue’.
The victim led the suspect through to the kitchen where he turned on the cold tap to let the water run through. After around five minutes a second man came into the kitchen and said the water in the downstairs bathroom also needed checking.
Both men went in to the bathroom with the victim and after running the tap and flushing the toilet, they made their way to leave. At this point the victim saw a third man coming down the stairs and realised what was happening.
The three suspects all left the house in a hurry and the victim then went upstairs to find both bedrooms had been ransacked. The offenders stole items including £400 in cash, an engraved white metal man’s watch valued at £300 and a ladies engagement ring with three hearts inset with blue stones worth £200.
The first man is described as white, aged 18/19 years old, around 5ft 8in tall, of a slim build with brown hair. He was wearing green coloured trousers and top and a green peaked cap with a logo on the front. He spoke with a local accent and was carrying a walkie-talkie.
The second man is described as white aged between 25 and 30 years old, around 6ft tall, of a slim build and with short light-coloured hair. He was wearing dark trousers and a dark coloured jumper. He also spoke with a local accent and carried a walkie-talkie.
The third man is described as white aged 20/21 years old, 6ft tall and of slim build. He was wearing black trousers, a black top and a dark coloured peak cap.
Call police on 101 to help.