Burglaries prompt warning in village

POLICE are calling on people to keep their homes locked at all times following a series of burglaries in Mendlesham.

POLICE are calling on people to keep their homes locked at all times following a series of burglaries in Mendlesham.

A car and laptop computers were among items taken after criminals targeted homes in the village on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A laptop computer, cash and a wallet were taken when a home in Chapel Road was targeted between 1.30am and 6.30am on Wednesday

Offenders also attempted to gain entry to a house in Old Market Street through a window between 11.20pm on Tuesday and 7.30am on Wednesday but no entry was gained.

A further home in Mayfield Way was targeted between 2.30am and 5.30am on Wednesday.

A laptop computer, a Nintendo Wii console, video games and keys to a green Skoda Octavia were taken.

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The car was also stolen.

A camera which was stolen was found on Ducksen Road, and the car was found damaged on Waterford Road, Ipswich.

Meanwhile cash, a satellite navigation system and power tools were taken from a white Transit van parked in Ducksen Road some time between 10pm on Tuesday and 7am Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Jim Gidney at Stowmarket CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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