Warning after bogus caller visits OAP

OAPS are being advised to be extra vigilant after a con man called at the home of an elderly lady.Concern was raised yesterday after a man talked his way into the home at the home of a 91-year-old woman in Lacey Street, at about 3pm yesterday, saying he had come to repair her shed.

OAPS are being advised to be extra vigilant after a con man called at the home of an elderly lady.

Concern was raised yesterday after a man talked his way into the home at the home of a 91-year-old woman in Lacey Street, at about 3pm yesterday, saying he had come to repair her shed.

While the pensioner was making the man a cup of tea he started to wonder around her home and garden. The elderly lady became suspicious and immediately alerted a neighbour who then confronted the alleged workman.

When questioned, the intruder quickly fled and headed towards North Hill Road.


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The offender is described as white, about 30-years-old, with fair coloured hair. He was wearing navy blue trousers and a navy jumper.

Anyone who has information in relation to this incident is asked to call Dc Kevin Fenton at Ipswich CID on 01473 383188 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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Following this incident police would like to offer the following advice:

-if fitted, always use a chain or bar before opening the door to visitors.

-always ask for identification, as all genuine callers will be able to provide evidence of who they are.

- if in doubt do not let anybody into your home.

Crime prevention leaflets can be obtained by ringing the crime prevention office at Ipswich police station on 01473 383141.

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