Police issue image in bogus caller hunt

POLICE have today issued an image of a man they want to trace following a bogus caller incident in Bury St Edmunds.

Laurence Cawley

POLICE have today issued an image of a man they want to trace following a bogus caller incident in Bury St Edmunds.

Police were called after a man knocked on the door of an elderly woman in Suffolk Road claiming to be from the electricity board.

The 86-year-old resident let the man in sometime between 2.30pm and 2.50pm last Thursday.


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A police spokesman told the bogus caller said he wanted to see the electrical appliances in the kitchen so she accompanied him into the kitchen.

“Whilst the male distracted the female another offender entered the property and went upstairs, stealing cash from a bedroom before leaving,” the spokesman said.

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The first man, who was still in the kitchen with the victim, then received a phone call and left without explanation.

He is described as white, about 30 years old, 5ft 6in tall with dark, straight hair.

He was wore a navy blue waist length jacket and dark jeans or trousers. The E-FIT likeness released by the police is of the first offender who entered the house.

The second offender was not seen by the victim.

Anybody with information about the incident or who recognises the man in the E-FIT should call Det Sgt Stuart Sowerby at Bury CID on 01284 774100 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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