Attempted distraction burglary in Trimley St Martin

An e-fit likeness of the fair haired man

An e-fit likeness of the fair haired man - Credit: Archant

A woman in her 70s was a victim of an attempted distraction burglary in Trimley St Martin.

The incident happened at an address in Cavendish Road at around 2.50pm yesterday.

The woman was at her home with a friend, when two men called at the address.

The pair – described as white, in their late 20s to 30s and around 5ft 8ins tall, one of thin build, with fair hair, wearing a grey top and a dark blue patterned hat, and the other with dark hair and wearing a dark top – claimed to work for a water company and said there was going to be a big “shut off” of the water supply and they needed to check homes in advance.

The woman and her friend were asked to turn on taps and hold them but the resident quickly became suspicious and asked the two men for identification.

The men said they would get it from their vehicle and left, but didn’t return. Nothing appears to have been stolen.

Officers in Suffolk are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area yesterday afternoon who may have seen the men.

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Detectives would particularly like to hear from anyone who may have received a similar visit or anyone with information about the two men involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk Coastal CID on 101 and quoting crime number FE/15/546, or to call Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.