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Woman in nineties robbed in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 16:52 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 20:16 05 July 2010

A WARNING has been issued by police for householders to remain vigilant after a distraction burglary and an attempted burglary in Lowestoft on Wednesday afternoon.

A WARNING has been issued by police for householders to remain vigilant after a distraction burglary and an attempted burglary in Lowestoft on Wednesday afternoon.

A would-be thief, claiming to be from the water board, gained entry to a home in Church Green in the town at around 1.50pm. The man was let into the property after saying he'd called to “check the water,” according to police.

But he fled the scene empty-handed after the houseowner pulled an emergency cord and alerted various other people that an attempt to burgle the home was in progress.

The man police are keen to trace is described as white, in his 30s/40s, around 5ft 5in to 5ft 8in tall, of slim build, with a bald head. He was also wearing jeans and possibly a light coloured top.

Police were then alerted to another distraction burglary at a home in Lakeland Drive in the town, which happened shortly after 2.30pm.

A woman in her nineties had some money stolen after a white man in his 20/30s called at the address. He was wearing work-styled clothing, possibly overalls, had brown hair in a short style, and was about 5ft 8in tall.

Police are currently on the scene at both homes, and a spokesperson said: “We would ask all locals and members of the public to be on their guard and not to let anyone into their premises.”

Information on either of these crimes, should be directed to Lowestoft police on 01986 835300.

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