Police hunt bogus caller

A BOGUS caller claiming to be a workman has stolen cash from the home of an 81-year-old man.


A BOGUS caller claiming to be a workman has stolen cash from the home of an 81-year-old man.

The incident happened in Frampton Road, Ipswich, on Wednesday between 11.30am and noon.

The man claimed to be a workman there to check electricity fuses. He showed what is believed to be a fake photo ID card. After the man had left, the victim realised that a quantity of cash had been stolen.

The man is described as white but tanned, aged between 35 and 45-years-old, about 5'9” tall, stocky build, with short light brown curly hair, stubble and sideburns.

He was wearing cream-coloured trousers, a white crew neck short sleeved t-shirt with a blue seam around the neck and a pocket on the left chest area and white trainers.

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He met up with another male who is described as white, of similar age to the first male but taller and slimmer. He was wearing all dark clothing.

Police are also investigating an attempted burglary on the same day in Frampton Road at about the same time. Three men claiming to be from the council knocked on the door of a 79-year-old man. They said they were present to mend the garden fence and despite the house being searched, nothing was stolen.

The first man is described as aged about 25-years-old, about 5' 7” tall, stocky build, with a thin face and short brown hair. He was wearing a white buttoned up shirt and light coloured trousers. He was also carrying a black mobile phone. The second man is described as aged 25 to 30-years-old, about 6' tall, with dark short hair and was wearing a grey buttoned up shirt that was tight around his stomach. The third man is described as aged about 30-years-old, shorter than the other two men and with fair hair.

Following both incidents Suffolk police said if residents have any concerns about the caller on your doorstep, then keep them out and call 999.

Anyone with information about either incident should contact Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.