Valuable items stolen after three burglaries in village near Bury St Edmunds

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A number of valuable items have been stolen following three burglaries in a village near Bury St Edmunds.

The three thefts happened between July 28 and August 3 in Great Barton, and Suffolk police says it is investigating whether the crimes are linked.

The first burglary took place at a property on The Coppice between 9am on July 28 and 7.50pm on August 1, when assailants forced entry and stole jewellery, a watch and a wallet.

Between 3pm on July 28 and 11.30am on July 31, a home in Conyers Way was targeted and offenders forced entry to a window and caused damage to an internal door. It is believed jewellery and a watch were taken.

A third property – also in Conyers Way – was also hit between July 30 and August 3 when suspects forced entry and got away with a laptop, rings, gold earrings, a coffee maker, sound bar speaker as well as a silver Citroen C3, which was parked on the driveway.

Suffolk police has issued the following crime reduction advice:

• Install alarms and security lights

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• Ask a neighbour to collect your post if you are going away

• Use timer lights

• Report any suspicious activity

• Do not leave valuables on display

• Lock away tools and gardening equipment

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area at the times stated is being urged to contact Suffolk police on 101 - quoting crime reference number 37/51942/17.

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