Cold caller steals purse from elderly woman

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cold caller stole an elderly woman’s purse in Pakefield.

Officers were called to an address in London Road on Monday, following reports that a man had tapped on the window of an elderly woman’s home.

When the victim opened the door, the man said he “was doing something next door and wanted £10”. The suspect was then allowed entry into the house while the victim took £10 from her purse.

After a short time the man left, which is when the victim noticed her purse was missing.

The incident is believed to have taken place between 12.30pm and 1pm on Monday, April 16.


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Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area or has any information which may help with inquiries is asked to contact East CID at Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 37/20471/18.

Advice on how to deal with cold callers and how to keep yourself safe at home can also be found on the ‘advice’ pages on the Suffolk police webpage.

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