Burglars target four businesses

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POLICE are linking a spate of break-ins in Sudbury town centre over Easter.

The first burglary took place in North Street when money was stolen from Café Jacqui between 5.30pm on Thursday and 6.30am the following morning after a door was forced.

The Sudbury Angling Centre shop in the same street was also broken into during this time, with three air rifles taken after raiders made their way in through a window.

Thieves then broke into C A Watson grocers in Gainsborough Street between 6pm on Thursday and 7.30am the next day by forcing the door. Nothing was stolen.

Three days later, between 3pm on Monday and 7.30am on Tuesday, Painters restaurant in Gainsborough Street was also broken into. Burglars forced a window to get into the building before causing damage inside and taking a TV.

The break-ins come just a week after Javelin, in Friars Street, was broken into by an axe-wielding thief, who escaped with £1,200 of watches.

A police spokeswoman said that CCTV footage was being checked and scenes of crime examinations were being carried out, while businesses were being given crime reduction advice.

Call Sudbury Police on 01284 774100 with any information.