Homeowners warned to secure properties after Haverhill burglary

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Police have warned homeowners to ensure they secure their properties after a burglary in Haverhill.

The incident took place at around 6.15pm yesterday, at a house in Bartlow Place.

The victims were sitting in the living room when they heard the rear patio door into the kitchen slide open.

On going to investigate, the victim saw a fleeting glimpse of a figure run out through the doors, having stolen a handbag from off the kitchen table.

Officers were called and a search of the area was carried out, but the suspect was not located.

The only description of the suspect is that they were wearing dark clothing.

A police spokesman said: “Residents are reminded to keep their doors locked at all times, even if at home, and to ensure windows are secured if out or overnight.

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“It is also advised to secure back gardens where possible with suitable fencing and locked gates.”

Anyone who saw any suspicious persons in the area, or who has any information about the incident, should call the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101 quoting reference HH/15/361, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.