Police are urging residents to stay vigilant to cold callers after an incident in Bury St Edmunds.
It took place on Thursday 15 April at about 10 am at a property on Cornfield Road.
An unknown male called at the door of a home where an elderly woman, aged in her 80s, lived and made a claim he was from the bank and that she was to transfer money to a bank account. The elderly victim told the male to leave which he did and no money was taken. The suspect is described as a white male, aged about 50 years old, about five feet, five inches tall, and was of a slim build.
Anyone who has knowledge of who the person was or who has experienced a similar scenario should contact Bury St Edmunds CID, quoting crime number 37/18834/21.
– Always use your door chain and spy hole viewer
– Never open your door unless you know who it is
– Always ask for identification before opening the door. If in doubt keep them out
– Put a sign on your door saying ‘No Cold Callers’