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Police warning after car stolen during Mildenhall burglaries

PUBLISHED: 20:11 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 20:11 17 July 2018

Police are investigating Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are investigating Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Police are investigating whether two burglaries at homes in a Suffolk town this week are linked.

People living in Mildenhall have been urged to be vigilant following the break-ins.

The first burglary happened at an address in Hammer Avenue between 8.30am and 9.25am today and involved the theft of a black Range Rover Evoque vehicle.

A downstairs bungalow window was forced open using a tool, which caused damage to the lock, and the set of car keys were taken from inside.

The second took place overnight on July 16-17 between 11pm and 6am at a property in Miles Hawk Way.

Access was gained through an open window in the kitchen where a purse – described as a light grey faux leather with a small silver hook on the side – was stolen.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Officers are currently keeping an open mind as to if the two incident are linked and enquiries are on-going.

“In the meantime, officers are taking this opportunity to advise people of some crime prevention measures as the warm weather continues.”

Police are urging people to keep all doors and windows locked, to keep homes well-lit and to hide any valuables.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about either burglary is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/39781/18 for Hammer Avenue and 37/39755/18 for Miles Hawk Way.

Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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