Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Bury St Edmunds/Westley: Ted Baker handbag stolen from house while owner slept on the sofa - police remind owners to lock doors and windows this summer

PUBLISHED: 16:58 01 August 2014 | UPDATED: 18:26 01 August 2014

Police are hunting burglars

Police are hunting burglars

Opportune thieves have been cashing in on the good weather, snatching handbags through open windows and strolling in through open doors.

A Ted Baker handbag was stolen from a house in Hawthorn Close in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

The thief reached in through an open window and grabbed the bag while the victim slept on the sofa.

Later on Thursday morning, another handbag was stolen when the owner of a home in Clark Walk went upstairs, leaving the rear doors to the property open.

The theft happened between 10.40am and 11.20am.

And between 1am and 7am on Wednesday, a similar burglary happened at a house in Old Church Lane, Westley.

A window was forced open and a purse and wallet were stolen.

Renewing warnings to members of the public, Detective Inspector Nick Power of Bury St Edmunds CID, said: “Our officers are working tirelessly to catch those responsible for these crimes, but we need residents to help us reduce their chances of becoming a victim by remaining vigilant.

“Unfortunately properties are being targeted when people are either asleep in the same room at night or carrying-out tasks in other parts of the house during the daytime.

“Whilst we do live in a generally low-crime area and we want residents to remain feeling safe in their own homes, there is perhaps a feeling of ‘it won’t happen to me’ and many of these burglaries could have been avoided had simple precautions been taken.

“I again urge residents to always ensure that they have locked and secured windows at night and to routinely keep doors locked at all times, even if at home and especially if in other parts of the house.”

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Bury St Edmunds priority crime team on 101 quoting reference BU/14/1822, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Harwich Port has become a new base for two polar ice ships en route for Antarctica, where they will help us to better understand the changes that we are making to the earth’s climate.

Rescuers in a helicopter battled the high winds and lashing rain of Storm Bronagh as they winched two lost walkers to safety from a pitch-black marsh.

The Met Office have issued a new weather warning for heavy rain in Suffolk and north Essex on Sunday.

A Suffolk car salesman – who pocketed more than £45,000 after falsely charging VAT to a customer – has been jailed.

Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Ipswich-born actor Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star in a new film about Suffolk’s Sutton Hoo, it has emerged.

A mum slapped with a parking fine after being accused of “misusing” a parent bay at a Suffolk supermarket has divided opinion.

An individual can be seen trying the door handles of cars in Ipswich under the cover of darkness.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24