Distraction burglaries in Suffolk

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after three distraction burglaries took place in the county on Saturday .A 79-year-old woman heard a bang at her front door in Jameson Place, Sudbury, between 2.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after three distraction burglaries took place in the county on Saturday .

A 79-year-old woman heard a bang at her front door in Jameson Place, Sudbury, between 2.30pm and 3pm.

She went to investigate and two men were coming inside and said they were builders working opposite and had caught a third man burgling her house.

The pair told her to check her property and accompanied her into every room. They then said they were taking the man to the police station and left.

The woman discovered a quantity of cash had been stolen, and the front door had been forced.

All three men are described as white, two of them were in overalls and around 50-years-old, the third was in his late teens.

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At around 4pm, a 69-year-old woman arrived home at her home in the same street to find two men outside. One showed her an ID card and claimed to be a police officer.

They entered the property, went upstairs and searched her bedroom before leaving without taking anything.

Both men are described as white, around 45-years-old, tall and slim built, and wearing short sleeved white shirts and blue jeans.

Between 4.15pm and 4.30pm, a 79-year-old-man was disturbed in his home in Mill Road, Bury St Edmunds, by three men who claimed to be police officers.

They said they were looking for drugs and searched his property, stealing cash. The men are described as 5 ft 8in, of heavy build, in their early 20s and one was wearing a striped top.

These incidents are all being linked. Police are renewing appeals for residents, especially older people, not to let strangers into their homes, and reminding people to keep their property secure at all times.

Anyone with any information about these offences should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.