Burglary warning

VILLAGERS were today warned to consider crime prevention methods, after two premises in Stoke by Nayland were broken into.At around 3.40am on Saturday in Polstead Street, a houseowner heard someone in one of their downstairs rooms.

VILLAGERS were today warned to consider crime prevention methods, after two premises in Stoke by Nayland were broken into.

At around 3.40am on Saturday in Polstead Street, a houseowner heard someone in one of their downstairs rooms. The house had been entered and a search had been made of all ground floor rooms.

A police spokeswoman said nothing is believed to have been taken.

In a second incident over Saturday night and Sunday , in the same street, outbuildings at a property were entered and searched but nothing was taken.


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In both cases it appears that doors had been left unlocked.

Sergeant Darrin Tomkins of Hadleigh Police said: "In recognising that we

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live in one of the safest counties in the country, this can lead to

complacency.

"The Babergh district includes some very pleasant communities in which to live and Suffolk Constabulary has one of its priorities under the 'Suffolk First' programme, the desire to increase feelings of safety."

"We all have a responsibility in taking very simple and effective measures, such as , keeping our homes secure and locking away possessions, to reduce the opportunities for crime."

If anyone has any information in relation to these incidents they should call Dc John Pallant at Hadleigh Police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Crime prevention advice is available on 01284 774313.

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