Police are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Lakenheath on Saturday afternoon, September 9.
At around 1.45pm an elderly resident in Quayside Court arrived home with her shopping and left her front door open while she went inside. A few minutes later she heard a knock on the front door and a smartly dressed female was there asking if the victim wanted any cleaning done to which the victim refused on numerous occasions.
Shortly after, the female walked in to the property and into various rooms continuing to ask about cleaning. The victim followed her and the female then asked for a cup of tea.
While the victim was in the kitchen, the female said she had to leave. After the she had gone, the elderly victim then realised that a gold and a diamond ring in its box was missing. The ring, which is of great sentimental value, is described a gold band containing a single diamond with two gold hearts either side.
The female is described as white, in her late 20s or 30s, around 5ft 4in tall, of a slim build with brown hair that was either short or was pulled back. She was wearing trousers and dark clothing and was carrying a fawn coloured handbag with orange squares on it.
If you saw this female in the area or have any information about who she is, contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/60088/17 or use the ‘report something’ link on the Suffolk Police webpage www.suffolk.police.uk.
Advice on how to deal with cold callers and how to keep yourself safe at home can also be found on the ‘advice’ pages on the Suffolk Police webpage http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z