Warning after distraction burglaries

POLICE this afternoon urged elderly householders to be on guard against distraction burglars after three reports of bogus callers at houses in the county.

POLICE this afternoon urged elderly householders to be on guard against distraction burglars after three reports of bogus callers at houses in the county.

The first report came in from Brandon where an elderly couple said that just before 2pm two white men, one aged about 20 and the second aged in his 40s, who claimed to be from the water board entered their house in London Road saying they needed to carry out work.

When the couple became suspicious the men left and it is thought nothing was stolen

Soon after Suffolk police received reports of two further distraction burglaries in Bury St Edmunds.


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In the first, an elderly man returned to his home in Avenue Approach to find two men inside his house. One was in the kitchen and claimed to be carrying out work on the pipes below the sink while the second man was found upstairs going through the man's belongings.

The men are described as white and aged in their 30s. They were wearing blue trousers and tops and had light coloured hair.

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In the second, two men forced their way into the house of an elderly man and took money from his wallet.

The man was said to be shaken but otherwise unhurt.

The thieves are described as white, of medium build, 5ft 8in tall, with short dark hair and dark clothing.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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