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Man burgled twice in a day at Ipswich home

A "vulnerable" man has been burgled at his home twice in the same day.

Money and a pack of cigarettes were taken from the property in the centre of Ipswich on Wednesday morning by a man claiming to be reading meters.

Hours later, the 59-year-old victim opened his door to a man who said he was collecting for charity, but went on to steal the resident's wallet.

Police believe both thefts were carried out by the same man, described as white and in his late thirties.

He is said to be about 6" tall (1.8m), have brown hair and stubble and was seen getting into a dark coloured Audi A3.

Det Insp Barry Byford said: "Incidents like these are despicable as they involve preying on vulnerable victims who are usually simply being helpful or kind-hearted by letting people into their home."

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