Police warning after break-ins

HOMEOWNERS in mid Suffolk are being urged to stay safe after a series of break-ins.

Rebecca Lefort

HOMEOWNERS in mid Suffolk are being urged to stay safe after a series of break-ins.

Detectives have issued a warning following at least ten raids by burglars in Stowmarket, Stowupland, Glemsford and Long Melford.

Since Tuesday more than �4,000 worth of goods have been stolen, including mobile phones, digital cameras, mp3 players, laptops, wallets and games consoles.

In Stowmarket burglars broke into Kittiwake Court between 10.10pm on Tuesday and 7.15am on Wednesday through a window which was not secured.

They stole a mobile phone, two digital cameras, a PSP, fishing equipment and an iPod.

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Thieves also targeted a property in Wagtail Drive between 9pm on Tuesday and 5.50am on Wednesday.

They got in through an unlocked window and took keys.

And they also struck at a shed in Goosander Road between Tuesday and 6am on Wednesday.

However, although they broke in and damaged the door in the process, nothing was taken.

Two cars were also the target of thieves who tried to get into the vehicles in Nuthatch Close, between 10pm on Tuesday and 8am on Wednesday.

The culprits rummaged through a VW Passat and a Hyundai Accent, but nothing was stolen.

Both cars have been described by police as “insecure” at the time of the break-ins.

Further west police are also investigating another three burglaries where windows were left open or unlocked. Between Tuesday and Wednesday the homes in Kings Road, Glemsford, and Sampson Drive, Long Melford, were broken into and mobile phones, digital camera and cash were taken.

Detective Sergeant Ann Naylor, of Suffolk police, said: “It may be tempting to leave windows and doors open whether overnight or during the day in the summer - but this is an invitation to enter your property for a burglar, who will take advantage of the easy access.

“Whether you are inside or outside in the garden, keep doors and windows secure so only you can get in and out.”

Anyone with any information about the burglaries should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.