Summer burglary spate in Suffolk

POLICE are today reminding homeowners not to leave windows and doors insecure in warm weather following burglaries in the mid Suffolk area.Properties have been burgled in both Stowmarket and Haughley and in the last two months there have been 54 house burglaries across the county.

POLICE are today reminding homeowners not to leave windows and doors insecure in warm weather following burglaries in the mid Suffolk area.

Properties have been burgled in both Stowmarket and Haughley and in the last two months there have been 54 house burglaries across the county.

In almost half of those cases, offenders entered through unlocked doors and windows.

Sergeant Colin Clarke from Suffolk police said: "Although burglary rates are low in Suffolk, recent figures show that over the past eight weeks there have been 54 house burglaries and in 26 of these the offender has entered via an insecure door or window.


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"In other words nearly half of the total number of burglaries could have been prevented with some simple security measures."

"The vast majority of burglaries that occur in this county are committed by opportunist criminals. We want the public to spend a few minutes closing open windows and locking doors to help prevent many of these crimes."

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The two burglaries in the Stowmarket and Haughley areas happened last week

between 11.30pm on Tuesday, July 27 and 5am the following day.

An offender entered an address in Walnut Tree Walk in Stowmarket and stole a handbag containing a purse, cash, vouchers and a Motorola mobile phone.

In a similar incident in Old Street, Haughley an offender entered a home and took a suede 'Ecco' half moon shaped bag containing cash, banking cards, cosmetics and two mobile phones.

Anyone with information about these incidents should contact Dc Gary James on 01284 774 100 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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