Raid on police station

POLICE are remaining tight- lipped over how a burglar broke into a Suffolk police station and stole two laptops and paperwork.

Ian Crosby, 31, admitted stealing the computers and a quantity of Suffolk Constabulary paperwork during the break- in at Bury St Edmunds Police Station last month.

Crosby, of Ferneley Crescent in Newmarket, admitted burglary and criminal damage at a hearing before Bury magistrates yesterday.

Wayne Ablett, prosecuting, said Crosby had first been seen at about 10pm on Wednesday, February 23, by a woman waiting in the public area who noticed a man trying to get into the police station and started banging at the door then disappeared from view.

“A few minutes later she saw him appear behind the glass,” Mr Ablett said.

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“She then saw him with a bag in his hand and was taking things from under the police counter and putting them into a laptop bag.

“He then left out of a window at the police station and was apprehended by police shortly afterwards.”

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Crosby also admitted criminal damage after smearing blood on the wall of a police cell from injuries sustained during the incident.

Suffolk police will not confirm how he entered the building.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said officers and staff at the station had been reminded about the importance of police station security.

Crosby was released on unconditional bail to appear before magistrates on April 15 for a committal hearing for sentence at Ipswich Crown Court.

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