Bogus caller strike three times in a day

AN INVESTIGATION is underway after bogus callers struck across east Suffolk.

AN INVESTIGATION is underway after bogus callers struck across east Suffolk.

Police said they targeted a property in Newbury Road, Ipswich, at around 3.10pm on Monday, posing as a water inspector.

The incident involved a 76-year-old woman who was asked to fill pots with water while her house was searched, though detectives said it does not appear anything was stolen.

The man who entered the house is described as white, aged in his mid 20s to mid 30s, of broad/stocky build with dark hair and the bridge of his nose appeared squashed. He wore a white t-shirt with blue stripes across the chest and blue jeans. He appeared to be with two men - one described as white, of similar age, around 5ft 11ins - 6ft tall, thinner than the first man, with light brown hair and wearing a light coloured top, light blue jeans and white trainers and the other about 5ft 6ins tall, of similar age with dark hair.


You may also want to watch:


In the second incident at Orford Road in Tunstall, sometime after 4pm on Monday, bogus callers entered an 86-year-old man's house after telling him there was a problem with the water. Several hundred pounds were stolen.

One of the men is described as white, aged in his late teens to 20s, around 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with dark hair and was wearing a green and white shirt and dark trousers. The other was in his 20s of larger build and around 5ft 7ins - 5ft 8ins tall.

Most Read

Police said the third incident happened at Folly End in Aldeburgh at around 5pm the same evening.

A 69-year-old woman answered the door to a man talking about drains who said he needed to check something. A quantity of cash was later found to be stolen after she was asked to go and turn the tap on.

One of the men is described as white, in his late teens to early 30s, with short dark hair and wearing a light coloured top and dark trousers. The other man had short dark hair and was similarly dressed.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call police on 01473 613500.

Suffolk Constabulary also reminded residents to check out doorstep callers if unsure about their identities.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter