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More reports of bogus callers in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 19:46 12 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:19 03 March 2010

MORE reports of bogus callers targeting elderly people in Suffolk have come to light.

Police had issued a warning after a spate of incidents in Ipswich today - and then extended the call for vigilance with the news of similar activity in Felixstowe.

MORE reports of bogus callers targeting elderly people in Suffolk have come to light.

Police had issued a warning after a spate of incidents in Ipswich today – and then extended the call for vigilance with the news of similar activity in Felixstowe.

An elderly person had a quantity of money and a pension book stolen after a man purporting to be from the water board gained entry to the house.

The theft from Vicarage Road, Felixstowe occurred sometime between 4.15pm and 5pm.

Around 5.15pm two smartly dressed men gained entry to the house of an elderly person along Cornwall Road, Felixstowe and stole money from a handbag.

The men are described as white, both in their early twenties and one was wearing a grey suit.

In one of a string of incidents in Ipswich, four men called at a house along Robin Drive around 4pm purporting to be from the water board.

They gained entry to the property but it is not clear at this stage whether anything was taken.

All the men are described as white and one was wearing a denim jacket and had ginger hair.

Just after 3pm an elderly householder living along Portman Road answered the door to a man again purporting to be from the water board.

He said that there was a burst pipe down the road and he needed to carry out some checks. After he gained entry he conducted a search of the house although it appears at this stage that nothing was taken, according to a police spokesman.

The man is described as white, in his late thirties and was wearing a blazer and had curly hair.

This follows a similar incident that happened in Thackeray Road just before 2pm. A man, again purporting to be from the water board, managed to gain entry to the house of an elderly resident but nothing appeared to have been taken.

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 8" with sandy hair and was wearing charcoal trousers and a jacket.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police called for vigilance. "People should be aware and take the necessary precautions," he said.

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