Police appeal after burglaries in three Suffolk villages

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News from the Bury Free Press

Police are appealing for information after daytime burglaries occured in three Suffolk villages yesterday.

The first incident occurred at a property in West Street, Icklingham, when at around 1pm the victim heard a noise at the back door and discovered a man trying to force it open.

When confronted by the victim at the door, the suspect ran away accompanied by another man who appeared to have been keeping watch outside.

Police were called and local officers searched the area, assisted by the helicopter unit, but were unable to locate the offenders.

Both men are described as white, aged in their mid-twenties, approximately 5ft 8in tall and of slender build.

The first man was wearing a checked jacket/shirt and a green hat and the second a light-cloured top.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have seen people matching this description in the village and who may also have been knocking on doors prior to the incident.

This was followed by a break-in at a property in the village of Wixoe, near Haverhill, between 11.45am and 3.15pm.

During this time a window was forced open and £300 in cash was stolen from inside.

The final incident took place between 3pm and 4.50pm at a house in Back Road, Hintlesham, where again a window was forced open to gain entry to the property and PlayStation 4 games and controllers were stolen.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in any of the villages concerned, or who has information relating to these crimes, is asked to contact the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.