Man in Church Walk, Mildenhall scared off burglar who broke into his home


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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man broke into a house in Mildenhall before being disturbed by the occupant.

The break-in took place at around 6.45pm yesterday evening at a house in Church Walk.

The victim heard loud banging at his back door and when he went to investigate discovered a man wearing a balaclava had broken into the house.

The victim shouted at the man, who shouted back in a foreign language before running away out of the back door empty-handed.

The offender is described as being over 6ft tall and of large build. He was wearing a black balaclava, a black woollen coat and black trousers. He spoke in a language believed to be eastern European.

Following this two men described as wearing black knitted woollen beanies pulled down over their faces, were seen driving in a silver estate car from Wamil Way onto Queensway.

Police were called and searched the area assisted by the dog unit, but were not able to locate the offenders.

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Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen either the men or a car matching the description to contact them. Calls should be made to the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101.