Pensioner targeted in distraction burglary in Lowestoft

POLICE are seeking witnesses after a distraction burglary at the home of an 84-year-old woman in Kirkley.

The pensioner was at her home in Kirkley Cliff Road about 1.40pm to 1.50pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 2) when she answered a knock at the door and found two young men who claimed they were taking rubbish away from a neighbouring property and needed to leave a written message for the neighbour.

One of the two then distracted the woman while the other went upstairs and made a search of the property before being disturbed by the lady as they left the home.

The only item stolen appears to be a silver upholstery needle – hallmarked and about eight inches long.

A police spokesman said: 'After being called officers checked with the neighbour, who knew nothing about anyone taking rubbish away.'

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The two men police are keen to trace are described as white, in their late teens to 20s, one about 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall, of fat build with a chubby round face and short brown hair, and the other of similar height, but of skinny build and wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up.

? Information to Det Con 1208 Hedges at Lowestoft CID on 101.

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