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Distraction burglary - Ipswich

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a reported distraction burglary that took place in Ipswich.

It happened on Monday 22nd June at around 8.20pm at a property in Hogarth Road.

An unknown male knocked on a door of an elderly resident, asking to borrow a screwdriver.  The male offender was let into the home, and as he did he patted the victim on the lower back.  Later that evening, the victim noticed his wallet containing cash and bank cards were missing from his back pocket. 

The male offender is described as white, approximately 5ft 9inches, was of stocky build, with short or cropped black hair, wearing blue jeans and a dark jumper. He pulled up on a dark coloured bicycle.  

Police are reminding residents to keep an eye on their neighbours’ homes, particularly elderly neighbours who may be vulnerable to bogus callers or rogue traders.

For crime prevention advice regarding cold callers and rogue traders, visit: www.suffolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/rogue-trader-warninghttps://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/coldcallers.pdf

Witnesses, or anyone with any information, are asked to contact Suffolk Police, quoting crime reference 37/34823/20, via

Website: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update 

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – call 101 

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.