Warning as police investigate links between spate of burglaries in Ipswich, Martlesham Heath and Melton

Two of the burglaries are reported to have happened in Church View Close, Melton. Picture: GOOGLE MA

Two of the burglaries are reported to have happened in Church View Close, Melton. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

A spate of burglaries in Ipswich and east Suffolk has prompted warnings for communities to be vigilant as police investigate whether the break-ins may be linked.

Suffolk police has received reports of six burglaries in the past three days in Ipswich, Martlesham Heath and Melton.

•Wellesley Road, Ipswich – At around 6.30pm on Thursday an offender smashed a double glazed first floor window but was disturbed by the homeowner and fled the scene. Reference: 835/18.

•Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich – Between 8.45-10.15am today, Friday, someone smashed a window in the back door before making a search of the property. An amount of cash has been taken. Reference: 932/18.

•The Street, Melton – On Thursday between 6.20am-8.15pm someone forced a front window and stole two sets of gold cufflinks. Reference: 841/18.

•Church View Close, Melton – Between 1pm on Wednesday and 8pm on Thursday someone kicked in a panel of a rear UPVC door and stole foreign currency. Reference: 845/18.

•Church View Close, Melton – At the same time, it was reported an offender has forced the back door and searched the property. It is not clear at this stage whether anything has been taken. Reference: 916/18.

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•Westland, Martlesham Heath – On Thursday between 1.55-5.40pm a suspect forced a rear patio door before making an untidy search and stealing jewellery. Reference: 824/18.

Anyone who witnessed any of the incidents should contact Ipswich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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