Police appeal for information following five burglaries in west Suffolk

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Suffolk police are appealing for help after a series of burglaries in the west of the county.

Yesterday, Thursday February 6, police received four reports of burglaries in the mid Suffolk area and one in Babergh.

A house in Mill Lane in Stonham Aspal was broken into sometime between 7.30am and 5.15pm.

A Maurice Lacroix watch, Toshiba laptop and cash was stolen.

Between 12noon and 2pm a property in All Saints Road, Creeting St Mary was entered and searched but it is still unclear if anything has been taken from the property.

A house in Mendlesham was broken into sometime between 10am and 4pm with cash, two watches and jewellery stolen from within.

A fourth property in Wickham Road, Finningham was broken into between 1.15pm and 3.15pm.

A untidy search of the house was made, a jewellery pouch and jewellery was stolen from inside.

A further burglary was reported to police in the village of Raydon.

The property in Woodlands Road was broken into sometime between 2.30pm and 4.45pm.

Jewellery, a watch, crockery and a gun cabinet containing a shotgun were stolen.

Detective Inspector Nick Power from Western area CID said: “It is extremely concerning that there have been a number of burglaries in the west of the county.

“As well as the burglaries from yesterday there were also further reported burglaries earlier in the week.

“We are linking the incidents in the mid Suffolk area due to the times they have taken place and that jewellery appears to be the main target.

“We would like to reassure people that we are deploying considerable resources to the area and officers and staff from the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams and Crime Reduction Units will be offering advice and guidance to people about how they can improve the security of their homes.

“I would urge anyone living in local communities to report any suspicious activity.

“The burglaries appear to be taking place during daylight hours and if you see any suspicious vehicles or people, please report this to the police straight away.”

If you have any information in relation to these burglaries you are asked to call Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you believe a crime is in process you should call the police on 999 immediately.