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Businesses in Newton, Boxford and Assington hit in burglary spate




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Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of burglaries at business premises.

Businesses in Newton, Assington and Boxford were hit in the recent spate.

On Tuesday, December 6, police were called to Newton Green Golf Club to reports that two golf buggies had been stolen. The chains they were attached by had been cut. The buggies had last been seen on December 1.

On December 7, a further call was received to say a third buggy had been taken between 6.30pm on December 6, and 6.30am, December 7.

In Assington a burglar was spotted leaving Assington Farm Shop.

The burglary happened at around 1am on Saturday, December 3. It appears a person witnessed the suspect coming out of a window with an item that belonged to the shop. The alarm was already going off.

A man was seen running off towards the car park area and possibly getting into a car.

The suspect had forced entry through a window. He is described as around six foot tall, slim build, dressed in dark clothing with his face partially covered.

A number of items were taken including the shop till and cigarettes.

Forced entry through a window also took place at Riddelsdell Brothers Garage in Boxford where a laptop was taken.

Again this took place on December 3 at around 1.20am. This time the suspect was disturbed by a person on the site.

The suspect is believed to have got into a silver car, with a driver already inside, who is described as being bald.

On Wednesday, December 7, an attempted burglary took place in Boxford at a building site in Daking Avenue.

The suspect failed in their attempts to break into a container.

Police are appealing for anybody who witnessed any of the burglaries or who may have any information. You can call Suffolk Police on 101.

The burglaries are not being linked to a spate of home burglaries that have taken place throughout the county since November 21.

At least 26 homes have been broken into, including in Clare, Great Cornard, Lavenham and Long Melford.



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