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Appeal after two homes burgled in Sudbury and Glemsford

Cash and valuables were stolen in a pair of burglaries in the Sudbury area, with homeowners urged to take extra precautions to deter would-be thieves.

The first incident occurred at some point between 1.30pm on Sunday, December 29 and 1.30pm on Wednesday, January 1, when the rear patio door of a home in in Skates Hill, Glemsford was smashed, before jewellery and a quantity of cash was stolen.

A similar theft took place at Essex Avenue, Sudbury, where a rear window was broken and items of jewellery were stolen some time between 5.45pm and 11.45pm on Tuesday, December 31.

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Another attempted break-in was also reported in Windmill Row, Glemsford on Wednesday, January 1, between 1am and 10am, although no items were taken in this instance.

Suffolk Police is advising residents to always leave their house looking occupied, ensure doors and windows are locked and secured, avoid keeping cash at home, and keep an inventory of valuable items.

Chief Inspector Stuart Grimsey said: “Remember, if you see any suspicious behaviour, contact us immediately.

“Don’t leave it a few days. Ring us as soon as possible, because that gives us the greatest chance of making an arrest or preventing a crime taking place.”

If you have any information about these incidents, contact West CID by calling 101, quoting the crime reference number 37/183/20 for the theft in Skates Hill, Glemsford, and 37/21/20 for the burglary in Essex Avenue, Sudbury.

Or, telephone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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