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Elderly targeted by conmen burglars

PUBLISHED: 20:27 30 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:01 03 March 2010

ARTIFICE burglars have today conned their way into the Ipswich homes of elderly residents.

In two separate incidents, the callous thieves duped their victims to steal items from their homes.

ARTIFICE burglars have today conned their way into the Ipswich homes of elderly residents.

In two separate incidents, the callous thieves duped their victims to steal items from their homes.

The first incident happened in the Hogarth Road area shortly before 4.40pm when a man began discussing the state of the fence at the home of an OAP.

He took the elderly woman to the back of the house while another man entered the house and took some unspecified property.

The second distraction burglary occurred shortly afterwards at around 5pm.

Three men approached the elderly residents of a house in the Rands Way area of town, claiming to be from the waterboard.

The men gained access to the house and items are now believed to be missing.

Police repeated warnings that people should always check the ID carefully of callers to the house, adding they should remember the mantra 'if in doubt, keep them out' and dial 999.

Noting the details of any vehicles involved would also be very useful to police, said a police spokeswoman.


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