Aldeburgh: Police are investigating after a string of burglaries

POLICE have moved to reassure residents following a string of burglaries in a Suffolk seaside town.

Six properties - many of them holiday homes - have been targeted in Aldeburgh since the beginning of September. There have been five burglaries and one attempted break-in - with jewellery and TVs among the items taken.

Last night a spokeswoman for Suffolk police assured that enquiries were progressing well, which included quizzing a number of offenders already charged with other burglaries in the area.

A home at Crespigney Road was broken into and a TV stolen overnight on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, September 1. There was also an attempted burglary at a home in King Street between Tuesday, August 28 and Friday, September 1.

Meanwhile, a TV and DVD player were stolen in a break-in at a home in High Street between Friday, September 7 and the following day.

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A TV was also stolen from a home in St Peters Road in the early hours of Thursday, September 13. A property at Thorpe Road was broken into between Sunday, September 9 and Sunday, September 16 but nothing was stolen.

However jewellery was taken in a break-in at a home in Lee Road between 11.30am and 3.30pm on Monday, September 17.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “In several of these cases they were holiday homes, rather than full-time residences.

“Police have active enquiries into a number of individuals who may have been involved in these offences. Scenes of crime officers have carried out examinations of the scenes, with results awaited.

“Although, at this stage, no one has been arrested for these crimes, several offenders who have been charged with other burglaries in the area are being processed and enquiries continue into these most recent offences.”

She also urged people to consider the security of their homes. “If you’re going to be away use a ‘lights on’ timer device - available from good DIY stores for around �5 - to a put a light or two on and perhaps a radio to make it appear as though there is someone at home,” she added.

Anyone with information about any of the burglaries is asked to call Suffolk Coastal CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required on 0800 555111.

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