Four burglaries in Ipswich in one day spark police warning to homeowners

Police are advising residents to lock their property after a series of burglaries

Police are advising residents to lock their property after a series of burglaries

A home security warning has been issued after four burglaries happened in Ipswich in just one day with a further two attempted.

Police are advising people to fit secure locks, alarms, and never leave keys in hiding places after the spate of break-ins, which all happened on Tuesday between 9am and 10.30pm.

Homeowners are also urged to use timer switches when they are out and to be alert to strangers loitering in the streets.

The burglaries happened in Belstead Avenue and Bransby Gardens, where nothing was stolen; Ashcroft Road, where jewellery and cash were stolen; Rushmere Road, where more jewellery was taken along with an Xbox 360 console and iPad mini and Amazon Kindle.

There was also an attempted burglary in Ellenbrook Road at about 9pm on Tuesday, when the offender is believed to have been disturbed by someone in the street; and another in Stratford Road between 12 noon on Saturday and 2.30pm on Tuesday.


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Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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