Residents warned over bogus callers

POLICE today issued warnings that distraction burglars could be operating in a Suffolk town after reports of bogus callers striking twice within the space of an hour.

POLICE have issued warnings that distraction burglars could be operating in a Suffolk town after reports of several bogus callers striking twice within the space of an hour.

The first incident happened just after 1pm yesterday when a woman opened her door to a man who said he was doing work at a nearby address and needed to turn off the water to her house in Eyre Close, Bury St Edmunds.

The woman allowed the man into the house, where he is said to have fiddled under the sink and filled a bowl with water before leaving.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police today said it was unclear if anything had been stolen.

The man was described as tall with dark hair.

Less than 45 minutes latter three men entered the house of an elderly resident in Abbot Road, Bury St Edmunds, after suggesting there were problems with the water supply.

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Once again police said it was not clear if anything had been stolen.

The men were described as white and between 18 and 22 years old.

Suffolk Police reasserted warnings about bogus callers and advised all residents that if they get an unexpected caller at their door to always ask for photographic ID.

If you are still not sure about the person's identity call 999 immediately.

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