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Two people in Needham Market conned out of thousands of pounds by fraudsters claiming to be from police

Two people including a woman in her 90s have been conned out of thousands of pounds by fraudsters claiming to be from the police.

The incidents were in Needham Market today (July 11) and in the first, police received a call at about 1.45pm regarding a man who was defrauded out of a four figure sum by a man who said he was a police officer.

The man, thought to be in his 50s, was persuaded by the conman to go to an ATM to withdraw the cash.

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The culprit was described as black, about five foot, eight inches tall, wearing a high visibility jacket and aged between 30 and 40-years-old.

In the second incident, a member of staff from a bank reported that a woman, in her 90s, had been defrauded out of money.

Two males, claiming to be from the police, had called at her door at about 12.35pm asking for her bank PIN number, bank card and date of birth.

A four figure sum was withdrawn from the woman’s account.

Anyone who has knowledge of who the culprits were or has also experienced similar suspicious activity should contact Suffolk police, quoting CAD 202 or CAD 223 of July 11.

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