Conmen trick elderly women out of cash

POLICE are hunting a pair of conmen after they tricked their way into homes of two elderly women in Lowestoft and stole cash.

The two distraction burglaries happened in Highland Way in Lowestoft yesterday.

Between 2pm and 3pm two men called at the home of an elderly woman, claiming to be working further down the road for the water board. They said they needed to turn the stop cock off to reduce water pressure.

They entered the property and one the males accompanied the woman to the kitchen. Later on cash was found to be missing from a purse.

The first male is described as in his 20s, 5 ft 10 ins tall, of slim build, with short black hair, and was wearing blue clothing.

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The second male is described as in his early 20s, 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, and with a shaved head.

At around 2.30pm a man was discovered outside a second property on Highland Way by the elderly female occupant. He said he needed to check the water pressure and went into the kitchen and ran the taps.

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A second male was seen outside the house tapping the walls. Cash was later found to be missing from a bedroom.

The first male is described as white, in his 20s or 30s, quite tall, of slim build with light brown scruffy hair and was wearing blue overalls. The second male was wearing a light brown jacket.

Anyone with any information about these incidents should call Lowestoft CID on 01986 835300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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