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Further warning to Forest Heath residents after four more burglaries

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News from the Bury Free Press

Residents are being reminded to secure their homes and watch out for suspicious activity after four more burglaries in Forest Heath.

Two of the incidents took place in Brandon, the first occurring between 12.30am and 2am on Sunday, March 1 at a house in Willow Close, where entry was gained through an insecure rear window and items of jewellery and around £90 in cash were stolen.

The second crime occurred between 7pm on Saturday, March 7 and 8pm on Monday, March 9 at an address in Yew Drive, where an unsuccessful attempt was made to force open a side door.

A business premises in High Street, Mildenhall, was also broken into between Saturday evening and Monday morning. The glass in a side door was smashed, but nothing is believed to have been stolen from inside.

Between 3pm on Friday, March 6 and 8am on Monday, March 9 a construction site in The Street, Beck Row, was burgled with copper piping and electrical cabling stolen.

These incidents follow a burglary publicised yesterday which took place in Boeing Way, Mildenhall, and two other incidents publicised last week occurring in Beck Row.

Appealing to residents to be vigilant, Det Sgt Claire Burgess, of the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team, said: “I would ask anyone who has witnessed any suspicious behaviour in these areas to contact us with information.

“Although not all of these burglaries have involved insecurities, I would urge residents to always ensure that they keep their doors locked at all times and to secure their windows if out or overnight.

“The majority of burglaries involve entry being gained via a rear door or window, so if it is possible to secure your back garden, then I strongly advise people to do so. This is often simply achieved by padlocking a gate, or by adding height to a fence using trellis.

“I urge communities to be vigilant and to report any vehicles or persons they believe to be suspicious, as local intelligence often provides vital information in our investigations.”

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Det Sgt Burgess at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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