Conmen target woman in 90s

IPSWICH: Two conmen who tried to dupe a woman in her 90s are being hunted today by police.

A man called at the pensioner’s home in Landseer Road between 11:05am and 11:25am on Thursday <18/02/10>.

He claimed he was there to fit a smoke detector and that was working for the council.

The victim accompanied the offender to the lounge where he has shut the door behind them.

A second man then entered the property through the front door and went into the victim’s bedroom.

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He searched the room and two locked wardrobe doors were forced open, though it is not believed anything was taken.

The offender then left the property shortly followed by the first man who claimed he would return.

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The first conman is described as white, in his 60s, of medium build, with grey balding hair and clean-shaven.

He was wearing a cream coloured jacket and gloves and was carrying a step ladder.

The second man is described as white, in his late 50s to early 60s, of large build, with receding brown hair and wearing a dark blue coat.

Suffolk Police are reminding all residents that there are organisations that call on properties to fit a fire alarm.

However, their visits would have been prearranged and the caller will be wearing a uniform and carrying ID.

Anyone with information about the incident should telephone DC James Cassedy at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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