Ipswich: More burglaries and attempted burglaries in the town as four properties targeted by crooks

Police are appealing for witnesses after leisure venues were targeted

Police are appealing for witnesses after leisure venues were targeted - Credit: citizenside.com

Another four homes have been targeted by burglars in central and east Ipswich.

The first incident happened in Gymnasium Street between 5pm on October 9 and 12pm on Tuesday when someone broke into a property and stole two televisions.

The second was in Heath Lane between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday when jewellery was stolen from a house.

The third also happened on Wednesday at around 8pm in Crofton Road. Someone made an untidy search after breaking into a property but it is not known at this stage what has been stolen. A shed was also broken into.

The fourth incident was an attempted burglary in Colchester Road, also at approximately 8pm on Wednesday. An offender broke into a shed at the rear of a property, but made noise and was disturbed by someone living there. They didn’t manage to get inside the property and the burglar was not seen.

If you have any information that could help police with their enquiries please contact the Ipswich Priority Crime Team on 101.

Police have also reiterated security advice to help minimise the risk of burglaries and are advising members of the public to take the following precautions:

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Fit secure locks to all doors and fit a door chain or bar.

Fit visible window locks, including rear or side windows and those above a low roof.

Visible burglar alarms make burglars think twice; get specialist advice and consult your insurance company.

Use timer switches to turn on lights and radios when you are out to give the impression that your home is occupied.

Be alert to strangers loitering in residential streets; if in doubt call the police.

Never leave spare keys in a hiding place such as under a doormat, in a flowerpot or inside the letterbox.

Ensure valuables are suitably security marked; if not practicable, take photographs of valuable items and keep a note of any serial numbers. Ensure that handbags, wallets, mobile phones and car keys are kept safely in your bedroom at night.

Fit a strong, lockable gate across side passages.

Always leave garages and sheds locked.

Keep garden equipment and furniture locked in a shed.

Provide good lighting and fit movement detectors.