Bike burglars ransack home

BURGLARS stole almost £2,000-worth of household goods from an Ipswich home before making off into the night . . . on pushbikes!Householder Gregg Speirs confronted the raiders in the small hours of the morning - but not before they had ransacked the ground floor of his Lupin Road Home.

BURGLARS stole almost £2,000-worth of household goods from an Ipswich home before making off into the night . . . on pushbikes!

Householder Gregg Speirs confronted the raiders in the small hours of the morning - but not before they had ransacked the ground floor of his Lupin Road Home.

Their haul included a 36-inch television, two video game consoles, and a crate of beer. That did not stop them making off on stolen cycles.

The burglary happened at about 3.45am on Friday when the men got away with more than £1800 of household items.


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Mr Speirs came face to face with one of the men. He said: “I was half asleep and heard a creaking sound at about 3.45am and noticed that the landing light was on.

“I turned and saw that my wife was still in bed and then caught sight of one of the burglars at the top of the stairs. I got that feeling in the pit of my stomach but instinctively jumped out of bed and confronted him on the landing.”

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Mr Speirs put the thieves off venturing upstairs but was too late to save the bottom floor of the house.

A black and silver handbag, a satellite receiver, a satellite navigation system, a 36inch flat screen Polaroid TV, an XBOX console, a Nintendo Wii, keys, a crate of Carlsberg, two bottles of whisky and a leather case containing Jack Daniels, were taken from the house.

Mr Speirs said: “Everything was ransacked. I've just had a birthday so there were gifts around the house and they took the keys to my house, car and work van.

“I phoned the police as soon as I could and they asked me if I could see or hear a car outside. I had a look out of the window and saw them making off on bikes. The next day, the police found the bikes so they must have stolen them as well.”

The first man is described as white, aged 16-18, about 5ft, of slim build, with brown eyes and was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and a black scarf with white stripes on it pulled over his face.

The second man is described as young and was wearing dark-coloured clothing.

The third man was wearing a grey top and dark trousers.

Anyone with information about the burglary should call Pc Charlotte Broughton at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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