Unwanted callers in Suffolk

POLICE are warning residents in Ipswich and Suffolk to be suspicious of any unwanted callers after two incidents were reported to police today.A man is believed to have knocked on the door of an address in Mildenhall Road, Icklingham around 11am.

POLICE are warning residents in Ipswich and Suffolk to be suspicious of any unwanted callers after two incidents were reported to police today.

A man is believed to have knocked on the door of an address in Mildenhall Road, Icklingham around 11am.

He told the resident of the house that the water pipe up the road had been damaged and told her to switch on her bathroom tap while he went to check in the kitchen.

He then knocked on the door of the neighbouring address, but the resident asked for identification and the caller was refused entry to the property.

The male is described as approx five ft six ins tall, and wearing a baseball cap.

He made off in a car towards Bury St Edmunds and the car is described as a silver VW and was driven by another man who is described as 'stocky' and wearing a white shirt.

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There was also a female sitting in the back of the car.

The second incident occurred just before 2.30pm today at Bourne Hill, Wherstead, when three men came to the door of an address and asked to cut the bushes down.

The female resident said she didn't want them cut, and while she was talking to two of the offenders the other male went into her house and have stolen a purse and a watch.

The three men are then reported to have headed down Bourne Hill towards the strand.

The first is a white male, in his 20s wearing a blue top, and blue cap and the second white male, with grey hair, possibly in his 50s and wearing a light coat.

The third is described as a white male, with brownish hair, and approximately 20 years old.

Police are advising residents not to let anyone into their homes without identification and to alert officers immediately, using 999, if they suspect they may have been targeted by distraction burglars. Police are also urging anyone with information about these incidents to call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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