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Cash stolen from elderly man in Loddon during distraction burglary

15:36 03 April 2014

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Police are appealing for information after cash was stolen from an elderly man at his home in Loddon.

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The victim - a man in his 90s - was at his home on Norton Road on the morning of March 27 when a man appeared in his hallway and said he was there to do his hedges and dig a trench.

They went into the lounge to talk and the man spoke to the victim about his jacket. He took it from him and laid it on the sofa.

The man then told the victim to watch him dig the trench from the window and went outside. The victim picked up his jacket and found that a significant amount of cash was missing from the pockets. He went outside to the garden but the man had left.

The man is described as white, in his late 40s or early 50s, around 6 foot tall and well built. He spoke with a local accent. He was wearing dark clothing, plimsolls or trainers which were dark with white toes and edges of the soles, and possibly a hat.

Two men matching this description were seen acting suspiciously in the area at about 11.30am, shortly after the distraction incident.

Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen the man or the two men who were seen nearby afterwards, or anyone with information about the incident.

Contact DC Kirk Wilson at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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