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Couple awoke to find burglar

PUBLISHED: 14:02 22 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:46 03 March 2010

TERROR greeted a couple aged in their 70s, who awoke to find a burglar ransacking their home.

The offender fled when he realised that he had been seen by the elderly man, taking a sealed Easter card from a great grandson as well as prescribed medicine.

TERROR greeted a couple aged in their 70s, who awoke to find a burglar ransacking their home.

The offender fled when he realised that he had been seen by the elderly man, taking a sealed Easter card from a great grandson as well as prescribed medicine.

The burglary in Stowupland Road, Stowmarket, happened at about 4.45am on Thursday .

The offender was white, with a dark complexion and stubble, aged in his late thirties.

He was described as at least 6ft tall, and wore a woolly hat covering his ears and forehead, and a dark top.

He entered the property by reaching through an open bathroom window to open a larger window.

Police today urged people not to leave windows open, even in warm weather.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Dc John Dolan on 01284 774100 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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