Bogus caller confronts pensioner in home

A PENSIONER was confronted by a bogus caller inside her village home who claimed he was a water board official and refused to leave.

Dave Gooderham

A PENSIONER was confronted by a bogus caller inside her village home who claimed he was a water board official and refused to leave.

Detectives today released an EFIT of a man wanted in connection with the attempted distraction burglary in Glemsford, near Sudbury.

The man appeared inside the home of the elderly woman in New Cut and said he needed to check the water pressure as he walked into her kitchen.

The concerned resident, who is in her 80s, pointed him outside to the rear of the house to see the stopcock, but he refused to go and said she needed to empty the cupboards under the sink.

When she refused to do this and once again asked him to leave, the man said he had the wrong house and left through the front door.

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A relative of the woman then arrived and called the police who later revealed that nothing had been stolen in the incident which happened at about 1.40pm on Thursday.

The man has been described as white, in his late 20s, about 6ft tall, of slim build with short mousey hair. He was said to be of smart appearance wearing a beige shirt and beige trousers.

Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Tony Marris at Sudbury CID on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.