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Bury St Edmunds: Police urge residents to lock doors and windows after spate of ‘walk-in’ burglaries

08:10 08 July 2014

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A Burglar climbing over the garden wall of a house

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A spate of “walk-in” burglaries in west Suffolk has prompted a police warning urging residents to their lock doors and windows.

Three burglaries have taken place in Bury St Edmunds last week, with the third happening on Thursday in St Olaves Road between 1am and 6.10am.

The offenders are thought to have entered via an open window or unlocked back door before taking an Xbox 360 and a purse from the living room,

Two more walk-in burglaries took place in Newmarket Road and Wigston Road earlier in the week.

Detective Inspector Nick Power, of Bury St Edmunds CID, said: “With the onset of warmer weather it is very easy for people to forget to close their windows at night and this unfortunately leaves an invitation to opportunist burglars.

“We would advise that residents ensure they always keep their windows closed at night or if out of the house and their doors locked at all times even if at home, especially if they are upstairs or out in the garden.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101 quoting reference BU/14/1834, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

3 comments

  • S A.Spot on about the lights.None in my street but the play park across the field to me has two lights all night.The council never take any notice when I ask them why.Tipicle of the way things are run in this town,I could go on all day about the things neede but nobody listens.!

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    brisie58

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Agree!! funny how these break ins happen when the lights go off, and stop when the lights go back on!! time to turn street lights back on! The police even said to my dad once after his Van was broken into to park it next to a street light in future! he said whats the point as they turned off at night time!! stupid.

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    S A

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Open windows may give them the opportunity but no more so than the streets being pitch black so they can't be seen by anyone as they're climbing in these windows!!!

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    Susan Charles

    Monday, July 7, 2014

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