Author: Suffolk Police Published: 2nd August 2019 10:19
Police are urging communities to report any suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood following reports of a distraction burglary in Bury St Edmunds.
Tues 30 July, residence in Oliver Road, a man in his 80s, answered the door to two women who claimed to be selling a care plan. Both women entered the home but didn’t show id, discussed setting up a care contract. During this time they did not produce any paperwork or ask the victim any personal details that might be required for such an application.
It was only after the women had left that the victim became aware his house and car keys were missing.
The victim has also reported his wallet, containing cash and cards, has since been stolen, which he believes may have occurred the following day, Wednesday 31 July, while he was at home.
Both suspect are white, 40s, with long, one with black hair & other medium-length red hair. 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.
Suffolk Constabulary has joined forces with a home security company to help make properties in the county more secure. Residents may wish to consider installing a Ring Video Doorbell device which can, via a motion sensor, capture footage of activity outside their property.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact West CID at Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/45240/19.