Bogus workers steal £500 from woman, 77

BOGUS sewerage workers stole nearly £500 from a 77-year-old woman in Ipswich.Police said the woman had been a victim of fraud by false representation on Saturday between 10.

BOGUS sewerage workers stole nearly £500 from a 77-year-old woman in Ipswich.

Police said the woman had been a victim of fraud by false representation on Saturday between 10.45am and 11am.

One man knocked at the door in Stratford Road, told the woman he needed to do sewerage work and said she had to pay £480.

The victim believed this to be reasonable because she was aware of there being a smell in the street.

The man took her phone number and went away but shortly after she received two calls from him.

Five minutes later another man arrived, took the money from her hand and ran off in the direction of Chesterfield Drive.

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The first man is described as white with dark hair brushed back, 5ft 4in tall, in his fifties and having a local accent.

The second was described as thinner and 6ft tall, local accent and a hip length beige jacket.

Anyone with information should call Sergeant Salmond on 01473 613500.

Police advised members of the public not to do business with people or disclose personal details unless they were satisfied of their identity.