Lowestoft police investigate distraction burglaries

Police in Lowestoft are warning elderly people not to let unknown callers without identification into their homes following three distraction burglaries in the town.

On Friday a woman in her 90s in Bridge Road let in a woman who said she needed to write a note.

As the woman wrote the note another man entered and took a porcelain jewellery box and its contents and some money from a sideboard.

The distraction burglary happened between 6.30pm and 8pm. The female offender was in her 30s to 40s, 5ft 5in with brown hair and the man was in his 40s to 50s with an average height and build.

The second incident happened between in Oulton Road between 11.20am and 11.30am on Saturday when a female resident in her 90s let in a man who claimed he needed to check the water in the kitchen.

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After the man, who was 6ft, of medium build and in his 40s and 50s, left the woman noticed a quantity of change had gone missing.

The final burglary saw a woman in her 80s let in a woman into her Fir Lane home on Saturday between noon and 12.30pm after she said the water needed to be turned off. The woman, who was 5ft 2in and casually dressed, was followed in by a man, who was in his 30s and had short hair. Two purses containing money were stolen. Any information to Lowestoft police on 01986 835300.

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