Con men pose as builders to rip off man

POLICE are appealing for information after a man in his 60s fell prey to a trio of distraction burglars.

POLICE are appealing for information after a man in his 60s fell prey to a trio of distraction burglars.

The man answered the front door to three men at his Derby Road home, in Ipswich, between 2.30pm and 3pm, on Wednesday .

One of the men entered the house saying that work needed to be carried out the roof of the house.

The homeowner handed over hundreds of pounds when asked to cover the cost of any repairs.

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The men then left the house, claiming they were going to get scaffolding for the job, but did not return.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident or anyone who has useful information.

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The first man is described as white, in his late 40s or early 50s, around 5ft 8ins tall, of stocky build, with light coloured hair.

He was wearing a brown shirt, blue jeans and black shoes, with a high visibility jacket and was seen smoking a cigarette.

The second man is described as white, between 18 and 20 years old, about 5ft 8ins tall, of thin build, with dark hair and was wearing a smart brown shirt and possibly jeans.

The third man is described as white, in his 40s or 50s, of stocky or large build, with longer dark wavy hair and black facial hair, and was possibly wearing a donkey jacket.

The three men were all seen to be with a white flat bed van with fold-down sides with ladders in the back.

Anyone with information regarding this crime should call DC 1230 Vicky Mitchell at Ipsswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Officers are reminding people to be extra vigilant against suspicious house callers and remember that, if in doubt, keep them out and telephone the police on 999.

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