Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

Ipswich: Elderly woman’s purse stolen after man entered her Cemetery Road home saying he needed to check oven

PUBLISHED: 14:30 27 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:30 27 January 2014

Police are advising residents to be alert after an elderly woman had her purse stolen during a distraction burglary in Ipswich.

The woman had allowed a man to enter her home on Cemetery Road after he knocked on the door saying he needed to check the oven.

Later that day, Saturday, January 25, the woman noticed her purse containing cash and cards had been stolen.

There is no description of the offender.

Police are reminding residents to follow the below advice:

- Always ask for identification from any unexpected callers and do not to let anyone in if you are not comfortable with who they are and verify their identity with the company they work for.

- If in doubt, keep them out, particularly if you’re on your own.

- Ask them to make an appointment or come back later when someone else is around. Genuine callers won’t mind.

- If you are suspicious, report the incident to the police immediately by calling 999. You may help prevent them from burgling someone else.

0 comments

More checks have been carried out in Ipswich by police investigating the murder of a man earlier this year.

A high-profile former politician will bring plenty of pomp to a leading role in a spectacular family pantomime in Suffolk.

Posters have been put up in Ipswich calling for bus passengers to help in a police enquiry.

Suffolk firefighters have managed to put out a blaze which sparked in a shed in Rushmere St Andrew this evening.

A lifelong Ipswich Town fan is to jet off on a 1,000-mile round trip from Madrid to Portman Road and back again to make sure he sees his oldest son play in a cup final.

Work to restore the Broomhill lido in Ipswich are set to take a significant step forward as new operators Fusion Lifestyle put the final touches to their application for millions of pounds of National Lottery funding.

Broomhill pool was opened in 1938 and for 65 summers was a popular attraction for Ipswich swimmers – especially youngsters attracted their on hot days.

As the prospect of Suffolk losing a key slice of Constable country to Essex rears its head, the chief executive of the council under threat has intervened.

Two fire engines are currently at the scene of a fire in Rushmere St Andrew.

Suffolk’s tourism industry is facing a major headache ahead of the arrival of the Tour of Britain cycling race – but it’s the kind of problem businesses will relish.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24