Boys trick their way into OAPs' homes

POLICE are appealing for information after youths conned their way into the homes of two pensioners in Suffolk yesterday.

POLICE are appealing for information after youths conned their way into the homes of two pensioners in Suffolk yesterday.

The attempted burglaries happened in Great Blakenham and Barham yesterday afternoon between 4.45pm and 5pm.

In the first incident a boy described as being between 12 and 14 years old, knocked on the door of a woman in her 80's on Chalk Hill Lane, Great Blakenham at around 4.45pm, claiming to have lost his ball.

After they both searched the garden for half an hour the boy left the house, later that evening the woman discovered her bedroom had been searched but nothing had been stolen.

The boy is described as white, well built with dark brown hair and was of smart appearance, wearing a white shirt and grey trousers. He said his name was John.

In the second incident, a woman in her 80s heard a noise in her kitchen between 4.45pm and 5pm, and discovered two boys in her home on Norwich Road in Barham.

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The youths claimed to have seen someone in her house and said they were checking to see if she was ok.

When the woman asked the boys for their details both said they couldn't read or write and then left. Nothing was stolen.

The first boy is described as white with a tanned complexion, 5foot 3 inches tall of slim build and was wearing black clothes and footwear.

He was wearing a dark coloured hat, had a fluffy moustache and said his name was Patrick.

The second boy is described as white, around 12 years old, smaller than his accomplice with brown hair and was wearing black clothes with stripes down the arms.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to call DC Andy Barker at Stowmarket CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.