Thief targets same house three times

A BURGLARY victim today told how an intruder targeted his Ipswich home three times in two days, despite being almost caught twice.

A BURGLARY victim today told how an intruder targeted his Ipswich home three times in two days, despite being almost caught twice.

The crook is believed to have stolen a key from the Windsor Road home about 4pm on Sunday, April 1.

He then returned to the house about 6pm that day when he was spotted by Richard King who lives at the terraced house with his dad John and his dad's partner Jill James.

Not content with raiding the house once and making off with a bag of goods, the brazen intruder then returned a third time about 1.20am, when he was disturbed again by Richard King.


You may also want to watch:


The 21-year-old said: “The first time I saw him was about 6pm when he was round the back of the house and he looked dodgy and kept peering round the corner.

“He walked off and my dad's partner ran out and asked him what he was doing.

Most Read

“He didn't speak much English but said he was looking for his friend.”

The next time the tennis coach saw the intruder was about 1.20am when he was sat in his living room and heard the fridge door open in the kitchen.

He added: “He was just standing in the kitchen and I opened the door and he legged it out the back.

“I went round to the front and saw him run up the road.”

Mr King said he has not been unsettled by the incident but the locks on the house have been changed and he will be more security conscience in the future.

The thief stole a video camera, bottle of wine, bottle of champagne and a mobile phone.

Mr King said he thought the combined value of the goods was about £1,300.

He described the offender as white, about 30-years-old, about 6ft, average build, with short fair hair.

He was wearing a black jacket and dark trousers and had a distinctive 10p sized birthmark on the back lower left side of his head, which was seen through his shaved hair.

Anyone with information should call Dc Tim Wheatley at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been burgled? Tell us your story. Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter