Spate of heatwave burglaries in Red Lodge and Mildenhall
Burglars have been taking advantage of the heatwave causing lapses in home security in Red Lodge and Mildenhall.
Thieves have been quick to cash in on people leaving windows open and doors insecure during the hot weather – even targeting next-door properties.
Police say between 2.20pm and 7.30pm last Monday someone gained entry to one house in Hethersett Way, Red Lodge, via an unsecured rear window and stole an iPhone and a watch.
The next-door property was entered between 7.15am and 4.30pm and a quantity of money was taken.
Police are keen to trace a silver/gun-metal grey Ford Transit van seen in the area that morning.
They would also like to speak to a white man in his early 20s wearing a white T-shirt and dark baseball cap who was seen knocking on doors in the area the day afterwards.
Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity or who has information about the Red lodge crimes should call Suffolk police on 101 quoting 37/39941/18.
Meanwhile, between 4.30am on Saturday July 14 and 11.45pm on Tuesday July 17 someone used an insecure door to get into a home in Macpherson Robertson Way, Mildenhall, and stole three rings, an activity tracker and a set of keys. If you have information on this burglary call 101 quoting 39965/18.
Then between 7pm that Sunday and 6pm on the Wednesday an offender forced a door and searched a property in Queensway, Mildenhall, but it isn’t known if anything was stolen. Quote 40194/18.
The third Mildenhall burglary was between 1.45am and 5am on Thursday July 19 when an offender gained entry to a home in Jim Mollision Court by unknown means and stole a wallet, two laptops, a set of car keys and a car which was parked outside. Quote 40305/18.
Officers are currently keeping an open mind regarding whether the Mildenhall crimes are linked and enquiries are ongoing.