Pensioner victim of distraction burglary

AN ELDERY woman was the victim of a distraction burglary in Ipswich and police are warning people to remain vigilant.

AN ELDERY woman was the victim of a distraction burglary in Ipswich and police are warning people to remain vigilant.

The 96-year-old woman answered the door at her home in Landseer Road at about 1pm on Friday.

A man was on her doorstep and asked to check her pipes.

He took her in to the kitchen before taking her out in to the rear garden.

A second male is then believed to have entered her bungalow and made a tidy search of her property stealing cash, a chequebook and a bankcard.

The first offender is described as between 40 and 50 years old, about 5ft 6, medium build, with short hair. He was clean shaven and was wearing a sleeveless fluorescent jacket with a long sleeved top underneath.

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Police officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone with any information.

Calls in relation to this incident should be made to PC James Cassedy at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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