Police investigate five West Suffolk burglaries

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a spate of five burglaries in West Suffolk.

The first happened in Milden Road in Brent Eleigh between 3.30pm and 7pm on Friday March 13.

Entry was forced to a property, an untidy search made and jewellery, cards and an amount of cash stolen.

The second happened in Ipswich Road in Hadleigh between 10am and 7pm on Saturday March 14.

An offender broke into a property and made an untidy search, but it is not believed that anything was stolen.

The third happened on a road off The Street in Hunston between 1pm and 10.30pm on Saturday March 14

An offender forced entry into the property but was disturbed by the resident and fled. Nothing was stolen.

The fourth happened in The Street in Norton between 4pm on Friday March 13 and 2.30pm on Sunday March 15.

A property was broken into and jewellery stolen from inside.

The fifth happened in Ashfield Road in Norton between 6pm on Saturday March 14 and 3pm on Sunday March 15.

Offenders broke into a property and made an untidy search. Jewellery was stolen from inside, but was later located nearby.

Detective Inspector Andrew Smethurst urged residents to come forward if they knew anything that could help with the investigation.

He said: “We are also asking the local community to help be our eyes and ears.

“If you see something suspicious and out of place then report it to us.

“Are strangers loitering in the street? Has someone unknown to you just emerged from your neighbour’s back garden? Is there activity at a neighbour’s property that you know is away on holiday? If you see something out of place then please call us on 101 or immediately on 999 if you think a crime is taking place.

“You can also take a few simple steps to stop the chances of becoming a victim of burglary such as installing a visible burglar alarm, using timer switches to turn on lights and radios when you are out to give the impression that your home is occupied and provide good lighting along with movement detectors.”

Anyone with information relating to these crimes should contact Bury Priority Crime Team quoting either HD/15/414 or ST/15/771 on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.