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Ipswich Museum reopens after overnight break-in

PUBLISHED: 13:34 15 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:34 15 September 2017

Ipswich Museum. Picture: MATT STOTT

Ipswich Museum. Picture: MATT STOTT

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Police are investigating a break-in at Ipswich Museum which was closed until Friday lunchtime.

Ipswich Museum. Picture: MATT STOTTIpswich Museum. Picture: MATT STOTT

A charity collection box containing a small amount of cash was the only item stolen during the burglary at the museum in High Street in the early hours of Friday morning, Suffolk Constabulary and Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) confirmed.

A window was also smashed.

The burglary alarm was activated at 3.25am and police were on the scene within eight minutes.

There have been no arrests.

Ipswich Museum. Picture: MATT STOTTIpswich Museum. Picture: MATT STOTT

An IBC spokesman confirmed there were no other items taken or damaged.

The museum was closed on Friday morning and reopened shortly before 1.15pm in the afternoon.

A notice on the door had said: “The Museum is closed today due to unforeseen circumstances. Sorry for any inconvenience.”

Galleries at the museum include Victorian natural history, Suffolk wildlife, British mammal, and Suffolk geology.

To help police, call 101, quoting crime reference 60929/17.

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