Bogus callers target elderly in Ipswich

POLICE have issued a warning after a spate of bogus calls targeted elderly people in Ipswich today.In the most recent incident four men called at a house along Robin Drive around 4pm purporting to be from the water board.

POLICE have issued a warning after a spate of bogus calls targeted elderly people in Ipswich today.

In the most recent incident four men called at a house along Robin Drive around 4pm purporting to be from the water board.

They gained entry to the property but it is not clear at this stage whether anything was taken.

All the men are described as white and one was wearing a denim jacket and had ginger hair.

Just after 3pm an elderly householder living along Portman Road answered the door to a man again purporting to be from the water board.

He said that there was a burst pipe down the road and he needed to carry out some checks. After he gained entry he conducted a search of the house although it appears at this stage that nothing was taken, according to a police spokesman.

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The man is described as white, in his late thirties and was wearing a blazer and had curly hair.

This follows a similar incident that happened in Thackeray Road just before 2pm. A man, again purporting to be from the water board, managed to gain entry to the house of an elderly resident but nothing appeared to have been taken.

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 8" with sandy hair and was wearing charcoal trousers and a jacket.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police called for vigilance. "People should be aware and take the necessary precautions," he said.