Kind businessman donates money to OAP

A KIND and generous businessman, touched by a pensioner who fell victim to a distraction burglary, has come forward with a donation after the OAP's funeral savings were stolen.

A KIND and generous businessman, touched by a pensioner who fell victim to a distraction burglary, has come forward with a donation after the OAP's funeral savings were stolen.

Paul White, 27, of Pownall Road, has offered to hand over �50 to the 83-year-old woman.

A police investigation is still underway after a man pretending to be a plumber called at the pensioner's home in St Georges Street, Ipswich, between 12.30pm and 1pm, on December 23.

While the man, described as white and around 18 to 20-years-old, checked taps in the kitchen and bathroom, a second person entered the property and stole �1,200 from a bedroom.

Mr White discovered the story online and then decided to donate money towards the stolen funeral fund.

He said: “Normally you read these stories and you do nothing about it. But this one really tugged on my heart strings and I just felt it was terrible for an 83-year-old woman to be scared at this time of year because of thugs.

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“Who knows what's been going through her mind after all this - it's disgusting that people would do such a thing.”

The elderly victim, who was too afraid to be identified, said that she wanted the suspect and his accomplice caught before they strike again.

The woman was able to describe the man she saw as clean-shaven, wearing dark clothing and with short sandy hair, which was spiky on top.

Mr White, who owns online company Ipswichdirectory.com, later added: “By being the first to donate to this lady, you can only hope that others do the same thing.”

Have you been a victim of a distraction burglary? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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