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PUBLISHED: 16:04 17 January 2008 | UPDATED: 13:55 21 May 2010

POLICE are investigating after two homes were burgled in villages near Bungay on Thursday.

The rear door of a house in Yarmouth Road, Kirby Cane, near Bungay, was forced between 9.

POLICE are investigating after two homes were burgled in villages near Bungay on Thursday.

The rear door of a house in Yarmouth Road, Kirby Cane, near Bungay, was forced between 9.20am and 11.15am and the inside of the house was then searched. Contents of drawers were tipped on the floor but nothing appears to have been stolen.

Police are keen to speak to any residents who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the village and would also like to trace a man who approached the victim of the burglary offering gardening work at about 8.45am.

The man said he was working in the area and is described as white, aged between 30 and 40 and about 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall. He was wearing a dark coloured hat and dark clothing.

Police are also investigating a distraction burglary which happened on Thursday between 9.30am and 9.40am in Thwaites Road, Ditchingham.

The offender gained entry to an elderly woman's bungalow by claiming to be from the water board and stating there was a water leak in the road. The victim was urged to fill buckets of water before the drinking water was turned off and the offender followed her into her address. While the victim was in the kitchen, the man entered her living room and stole a tin containing an amount of loose change and a quantity of cash in the form of bank notes from her handbag.

The tin stolen was a blue and mauve coloured circular shaped Marks and Spencer mixed nuts tin which is about 5ins tall with a black plastic lid.

The male offender is described as white, about 30 to 40 years of age, about 5ft 8ins tall, of thin build and clean shaven with a pale complexion and dark coloured eyebrows. He was wearing a blue woollen hat with a small peak at the front, a blue jacket and blue trousers. He spoke very quickly and with an obvious accent which was not local.

Anyone with information about either burglary should contact Det Con Jerry Simpson at Norwich CID on 0845 4564567 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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