Ipswich: Police appeal after four house break-ins


Police are appealing for information after four burglaries at homes in Ipswich.

Three of the incidents happened on Friday and one earlier today.

A 21-inch black flat screen Sony TV, a First World War bayonet with a brown wooden handle and a 21-inch blade were taken during a burglary in Kelly Road. A ladies plain gold wedding band was also stolen during the incident, which occurred between 9am and 7.45pm on Friday.

It is thought the burglar gained access to the back of the property through a door which had accidentally been left unlocked.

Between 12.30pm and 3pm the same day someone walked into a home at Hutland Road via the front door.

They stole a red leather purse, containing cash and cards, a separate envelope of cash and a quantity of Disney DVDs.

A burglar also attempted to break into a home at Stradbroke Road between 1am and 7am on Friday.

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Patio doors were partially forced open, but no entry was gained and police say nothing appears to have been taken.

Today a burglar walked into a property in Sidegate Lane.

At around 8.10am the resident heard her doorbell ring and went to answer it. However, when she got to the door there was no one there.

She had earlier opened the back door of her home and subsequently noticed it was wider open than before.

The woman went to the back door and saw a figure leaving via her gate carrying her handbag.

The person who took the bag is described as white, possibly in their late teens to 20s, not very tall, of average build and was wearing a round navy blue coloured hat and navy blue jacket.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents, or those responsible is asked to telephone Ipswich CID by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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