Elderly woman duped by conmen
CONMEN have duped a 96-year-old Ipswich woman into handing over cash using a hamper to carry out the scam.A man arrived at the front door of pensioner's bungalow in Landseer Road with the hamper that she believed she had won.
CONMEN have duped a 96-year-old Ipswich woman into handing over cash using a hamper to carry out the scam.
A man arrived at the front door of pensioner's bungalow in Landseer Road with the hamper that she believed she had won.
Police said the previous week someone had called at her home and told her she would be given the package as a prize.
The woman believed the second man was delivering her winnings and therefore let him in.
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He carried the hamper in to her kitchen. He then asked her to unpack it and make a list of the items.
While she was doing so, another person is believed to have entered the bungalow. Police said this is because when the man who delivered the hamper left, the woman discovered cash had been stolen.
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The person who informed the pensioner she had won a hamper is described as white, middle aged, and older and larger in build than the second male, He was smartly dressed in a suit.
The man, who arrived a week later holding the hamper, is described as white, middle aged, about 5ft 10 in tall, and of broad build He was not as smartly dressed as the first male.
Anyone with information should telephone detective constable Kay Laney at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.