Spate of burglaries could be linked

SUFFOLK police are urging neighbours to be extra vigilant today after a spate of burglaries in the county they suspect may be linked.It is believed the person or people responsible for a series of offences in Hadleigh, Sudbury, Stowmarket and Woodbridge are taking small antiques and valuable jewellery that are easy to carry.

SUFFOLK police are urging neighbours to be extra vigilant today after a spate of burglaries in the county they suspect may be linked.

It is believed the person or people responsible for a series of offences in Hadleigh, Sudbury, Stowmarket and Woodbridge are taking small antiques and valuable jewellery that are easy to carry.

Police are asking anyone who spots unusual activity in the area to make a note of the registration, make and model of any vehicle they see, as well as details of any people behaving suspiciously.

They also advise residents to keep small valuable items such as jewellery secure within their home and wherever possible to keep them out of sight of anyone looking through windows.


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All property should be identity marked with a postcode. Invisible marking pens are available at police stations.

If anyone has reason to believe a crime is in progress, they should dial 999 and ask for police.

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A property in Windermere Road, Sudbury, was entered between 7.25am on Thursday, September 16 and 4.30pm the next day.

An offender or offenders forced entry into a home in Boswell Lane, Hadleigh North, between 10am and 8.55pm on Friday, September 17.

Another property in Churchill Avenue, Hadleigh, was entered between 1.25pm and 5.35pm on Friday, September 17, while a house in Prince Charles Close, Sudbury, was entered between 9.45am and 3.20pm on the same day.

A property in Warren Hill, Woodbridge, was targeted between 12.10pm on Saturday, September 18 and 5.30pm the next day.

In Lambs Lane, Lawshall, a property was entered between 11.30am on Saturday, September 18 and 5.45pm on Wednesday, September 22.

Between 3pm on Sunday, September 19 and 1.15pm on Tuesday, September 21 a property in Lime Tree Close, Needham Market was burgled.

A property in Acton Lane, Sudbury, was entered between 7.15am and 6.30pm on Monday, September 20 while a property on the main road in Willisham was entered between 10am and 3.15pm on Tuesday, September 21.

Finally, a property in Shepherds Drive, Lawshall, was entered sometime between 10am and 1.15pm on Wednesday, September 22.

Anyone who has information about any of the burglaries should contact Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.

For advice on how to make your home and property more secure call 01473 613500 to speak to your local crime reduction officer.

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