Man relives finding burglar in bedroom

AN Ipswich man has spoken of his shock at waking up to find an intruder in his bedroom, in the process of burgling his flat.The 36-year-old, who did not want his name published, woke with a shock as he lay in bed with his wife at their home in Constable Road, Ipswich, on Tuesday morning.

AN Ipswich man has spoken of his shock at waking up to find an intruder in his bedroom, in the process of burgling his flat.

The 36-year-old, who did not want his name published, woke with a shock as he lay in bed with his wife at their home in Constable Road, Ipswich, on Tuesday morning.

It was around 5.50am when the man woke suddenly, and noticed a dark shadow at the end of his bed.

He said: “As I woke up I realised it was a man, and he was going through a bag which was on the floor of the bedroom.


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“I threw the covers back and shouted 'what the hell is going on?'”

The intruder dashed for the door to make his escape, but finding the front door locked turned to face the homeowner who had chased him into the hallway.

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He said: “As I reached him he turned around and punched me in the eye.

“I felt he had a gloved hand, and was probably wearing a ring under the glove because I was cut above the eye.

“I fell back and landed on the floor, but didn't feel any pain because I was so angry.”

His escape route blocked, the intruder headed back to the ground-floor bedroom window which he had used to make his entry.

The resident again caught up with him and they tussled again, however the burglar managed to break free and fell out of the window, before making his escape on foot.

The man said: “As we were struggling he was shouting at me to get off him, he had a Jamaican accent.

“It was a shock at first but now I feel anger about what happened.

“My wife is still very upset and won't go back to the flat when she finishes work, until I am home. She says she can't be there on her own.”

The resident's wallet and watch were found lying in grass outside the flat, however the burglar had escaped with a bag containing a set of keys to the flat and the owner's car.

Police are looking for a man described as black, around 5ft 8in, in his late teens or early twenties, of average build and wearing a lime green hooded top, black jeans and white trainers.

Anyone who saw anything or has any information should contact Dc Ann Baker at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been the victim of a burglary? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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