Police warn Bury St Edmunds residents to lock doors and windows at night after four more burglaries in town

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Police detectives are renewing warnings to residents to ensure they lock their doors and close windows at night, following four more burglaries in Bury St Edmunds.

The first took place yesterday in Felton Walk between 3.30am and 5.50am.

The property was entered via an insecure back door and two wallets were stolen from the living room, containing a total of £120 in cash.

This was followed by two crimes last night.

An insecure property was entered in Victoria Street between 7.30pm and 8.15pm and a handbag stolen from the hallway.

A house was also entered in Newmarket Road between 8pm and 10pm, via an insecure back door. A purse and wallet were stolen from the kitchen whilst the victims were in other rooms.

Then, between 10.30pm yesterday and 6am this morning, a burglar entered a property in Anderson Walk, this time through a conservatory window that had been left open. A wallet and purse was stolen from inside.

Detective Inspector Nick Power, of Bury CID, said: “There have now been eight burglaries in the town since the beginning of July, all of which have involved either an insecure door or window.

“We appreciate that, with the hot weather we are currently experiencing, it is very easy for people to forget to lock their doors and windows when they go to bed, but I would urge people to be in the habit of routinely keeping doors locked at all times, especially if they are in other parts of the house, and to take a few minutes before bed to check everything is secure.

“These are opportunist crimes where the burglar is looking for a quick and easy way in and, by taking these very simple steps, residents can dramatically reduce their chances of becoming a victim.”

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact the Bury Priority Crime Team on 101 quoting reference BU/14/1822, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.