Warning after burglaries

POLICE today issued a warning to Ipswich businesses not to leave computers on display, after a spate of burglaries.

By Tracey Sparling

Crime Reporter

tracey.sparling@eveningstar.co.uk>

POLICE today issued a warning to Ipswich businesses not to leave computers on display, after a spate of burglaries.


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Burglars are targeting estate agents and travel agents by peering through their glass windows, then breaking in to steal rafts of computers displayed on desks.

Laptops are proving popular, but offenders don't hesitate to take larger machines.

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But prosecutions are underway to bring some of the suspects to court.

A 31-year-old man is due in court on Thursday.

Christopher Brinkley, of Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, was accused of burgling Jackson-Stops & Staff, in Tower Street, overnight on January 15.

Ipswich man William Anglim is also due to appear before magistrates in the town on Wednesday to answer a charge of burglary in Northgate Street on January 27.

Two other men are currently on police bail, after being arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. They are due to return to Ipswich Police Station on March 19.

A police spokeswoman said today: "Businesses should be mindful of leaving items on display which are of a high value.

"Owners and managers of town centre businesses should take the fact that there have been burglaries in the town, into consideration."

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