Bogus callers strike in north Suffolk

DETECTIVES in north Suffolk have appealed for information after burglars struck at the home of elderly residents in two separate incidents.At about 5.

DETECTIVES in north Suffolk have appealed for information after burglars struck at the home of elderly residents in two separate incidents.

At about 5.05pm on Tuesday, January 27, a 78-year-old woman returned to her home in Alexandra Road, Lowestoft, to find two men in her hallway.

The main claimed to be workmen and said they had caught a boy who had stolen a pension book and asked the woman to show them her book.

When she refused one of the men picked up her wallet and looked through it. The woman later discovered a purse and money was missing from her home.


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The men are described as white, in their 20s, of medium height with short dark hair and of eastern European appearance. Both men were wearing fleece-style jackets, one navy and the other grey.

The second incident happened between 5.30pm and 6.10pm on Tuesday at St Benedicts Road, Beccles.

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An 89-year-old woman was in her home watching television when a man appeared in her lounge.

He is described as white with dark complexion, aged about 20 years old, of slim build, with short straight black hair and boyish features.

The man claimed he and his father had caught a boy who had stolen some money and the woman went to check.

The man then left the premises saying he would be back. When he failed to return the woman alerted a relative and it was later discovered that a substantial sum of money had been stolen.

Anyone with information about these incidents are asked to contact Lowestoft CID on 01986 835100 or Beccles CID on 01986 835300.

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