Man sat and drank cup of tea during Woodbridge distraction burglary
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A burglar sat and drank a cup of tea with his victim before stealing loose change from a home in Woodbridge.
The distraction burglary happened on Saturday, April 16, between 3pm and 5pm at a property in Cumberland Street.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "An unknown male has knocked on the victim's door and told the carer he was a friend and gave details about the homeowner.
"The suspect sat with the victim and they had a cup of tea.
"The suspect has then asked to use the toilet and went upstairs. The carer found the male suspect in a bedroom.
"The suspect was asked to leave, but after the carer did not hear the front door close, the suspect was found hiding behind a door in a downstairs room.
"The male suspect was escorted from the home."
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It is thought some loose change was stolen.
The man has been described as white, English speaking and between 30 and 50 years of age.
He has short dark hair, a very large paunch belly, and is not very tall. He was wearing shorts, work type boots and a gilet.
He was carrying two plastic bags and two knapsacks.
Detectives are now urging residents to be alert for cold callers after receiving a report that entry had be gained to a home under false pretences.
Anyone with any information about this crime is being asked to contact Suffolk police quoting the crime reference number 37/23088/22.
Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form
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