Suffolk: Seven arrested in burglaries crackdown

A POLICE operation targeting suspected burglars led to seven arrests across west Suffolk, as officers carried out simultaneous raids this morning.

The “day of action” in Forest Heath, which involved six teams of officers and was part of Operation Drawbridge, follows an increase in domestic burglary in the area.

A total of 10 warrants were executed in Brandon, Beck Row, Mildenhall and Newmarket.

They included a 41-year-old man from Newmarket who was arrested on suspicion of carrying out a series of burglaries in the Clare area, while a 53-year-old woman from Brandon was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and possession with intent to supply. A 31-year-old woman and 30-year-old man from Beck Row were arrested on suspicion of burglary, and a 39-year-old man from Mildenhall was arrested on suspicion of theft from shops.

All seven were taken to the Bury St Edmunds police investigation centre for questioning.

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Chief Inspector Kim Warner said the operation was intended to tackle “acquisitive crime” by carrying out warrants based on intelligence and by arresting outstanding offenders.

He added: “Today’s operation has been a great success and a clear message to anyone who is considering burgling someone’s home.

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“Our message to would-be-offenders is simple, we will not stand for this and strong action will be taken against anyone suspected of committing this offence.”

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