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Bogus callers target homes in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 18:12 09 October 2001 | UPDATED: 15:18 03 March 2010

POLICE are warning people to be vigilant after bogus callers struck at two elderly people's homes in Ipswich this afternoon.

Two men called at an 85-year-old's home in Seymour Road just after 2.

POLICE are warning people to be vigilant after bogus callers struck at two elderly people's homes in Ipswich this afternoon.

Two men called at an 85-year-old's home in Seymour Road just after 2.10 pm and stole and undisclosed amount of money.

They distracted the elderly resident saying they needed to check the water valve and asked her to turn the water on and off.

The first man is described as white, with a distinctive blood shot eye, aged about 30 years and was wearing casual clothes.

The second was also white, smaller than the first man and was wearing a suit.

Twenty minutes later bogus callers targeted a pensioner's home in Montgomery Road claiming they wanted to check the water pressure. It is thought that one of the men spoke with a Northern accent. Nothing was taken

Police are also asking businesses to take security precautions after walk in burglaries at shop and office premises at Lowestoft and Southwold.

In each case a burglar entered via an unlocked door and stole a female employee's purse or handbag.

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