Police hunt bogus officers

DETECTIVES in Ipswich are today hunting two bogus coppers who tried to enter the home of a 58-year-old man.Suffolk police have now issued e-fit pictures of the men who claimed to be policemen in a bid to burgle a house in Bramford Lane.

DETECTIVES in Ipswich are today hunting two bogus coppers who tried to enter the home of a 58-year-old man.

Suffolk police have now issued e-fit pictures of the men who claimed to be policemen in a bid to burgle a house in Bramford Lane.

Lisa Miller, spokeswoman for Suffolk police, said: "Just after 1pm on Monday January 31, the man living in Bramford Lane, Ipswich, heard loud banging at his front door.

"As he approached the door he could see two people outside, the men shouted to him to open the door claiming they were police officers and they needed help with an investigation.

Mrs Miller said: "Without opening the door the man asked the men for identification, which they were unable to provide, the man stated he was going to call the Police and at this point the men made off on foot along Bramford Lane."

The first man is described as aged between 25 and 30, white, about 6ft and of broad build. He had short cropped light brown hair and he wore a black knitted sweater and jeans.

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The second man is described as white with a dark complexion, 25-30 years old and around 5ft 6. He had short spiky hair and wore a blue jacket over a light coloured shirt and jumper.

Mrs Miller added: "This attempted distraction burglary happened on the same day as five further distraction burglaries took place around the town in Wherstead Road, Bostock Road, Ashmere Grove, Kildare Avenue and Thompson Road.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who recognises these men from the e-fit likenesses and descriptions or noticed men matching these descriptions in and around the areas where the distraction burglaries occurred."

Anyone with any information should contact DC Liz Seager at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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