Shotguns and ammo stolen from house

SIX shotguns and ammunition were stolen during a burglary on a house in a Suffolk village, police said today.

SIX shotguns and ammunition were stolen during a burglary on a house in a Suffolk village, police said today.

Police are appealing for information about the theft, which happened at a house in Mill Road, Rumburgh, near Halesworth, yesterday.

They said someone broke into the house between 9.05am and 1.35pm, made a search and located the gun cabinet, which was pulled from the wall and stolen.

The brown cabinet contained six shotguns of various makes and a quantity of ammunition.


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Two antique figurines - one of a woman sitting on a shell, the other depicting a man carrying a basket on his shoulder - were also stolen.

Police are investigating if there are any links between this burglary and two other break-ins that occurred yesterday - one at Wash Lane at Wissett between 10.15am and 1pm where a quantity of cash was stolen and another at Southwold Road, Halesworth, between 7.30am and 3pm, where it is thought a quantity of jewellery was taken.

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Officers are also looking to see if there are links to two people arrested last night. A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy are currently in custody at Lowestoft Police Station after reports someone had discharged weapons from a vehicle in Ilketshall St Andrew around 8pm.

Firearms officers stopped the vehicle a short time later and discovered a shotgun and shotgun cartridges.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the relevant areas around these times who may have seen anything suspicious.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call Beccles CID on 01986 835300.

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