Renewed police appeal after more Suffolk burglaries

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Detectives in Suffolk are again appealing for members of the public to ‘See it, Hear it, Report it’ and be their eyes and ears, after receiving three more burglary reports which follow another five publicised yesterday.

The first break-in took place between 11.30am on Monday, April 27 and 10.50am yesterday (Wednesday) in Forest Way, Mildenhall. A rear patio door was smashed to gain entry and items of jewellery stolen.

This incident is thought to be linked to the burglary in Wamil Way on Tuesday, April 28, which was publicised yesterday, with both crimes believed to be part of Operation Domain series of 80 burglaries.

As with the Wamil Way burglary, house-to-house enquiries revealed witnesses seeing three suspicious men in the area around 8.15pm on Tuesday evening.

The second offence took place between 7am and 5pm yesterday (Wednesday) at an address in The Street, Holywell Row. A side window had been smashed in an attempt to gain entry to the property which was unsuccessful.

A failed attempt was also made to break into a house in Moats Tye, Combs, though this took place overnight between Tuesday, April 28 and yesterday (Wednesday). A paving slab was used to smash the glass next to a door, but no entry was gained.

Speaking yesterday in response to the week’s earlier incidents, Detective Inspector Nick Power, of Bury St Edmunds CID, said: “I am again appealing to local communities to report any suspicious activity that they may have seen or heard.

“We have had reports of suspicious activity given to us after the burglaries were discovered, but if we received these reports earlier, we may have been able to prevent the break-ins from taking place.

“I do appreciate that people may not think that what they have seen or heard could be criminal behaviour and they may be concerned that they could be calling the police unnecessarily, but I would much rather they make the call and let us assess the information.”

Anyone with information about any of these incidents, or who witnesses any suspicious behaviour in their local area, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101, or 999 if they believe a crime is in progress. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.