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Burglars targeting homes in west Suffolk stole jewellery and cash in a spate of break-ins over the last week.

Police are appealing for witnesses after offenders broke into a home in Milden Road in Brent Eleigh on Friday between 3.30pm and 7pm.

After a search of the property, the burglars made off with jewellery, bank cards and an amount of cash.

The second burglary took place in Ipswich Road in Hadleigh on Saturday between 10am and 7pm when an offender broke into a property. It is not believed that anything was stolen.

A further three burglaries were committed in west Suffolk over the weekend, with jewellery stolen from two of the properties.

Detective Inspector Andrew Smethurst said they were asking the local community to be their eyes and ears in a bid to tackle burglaries.

“If you see something suspicious and out of place, then report it to us,” he said. “Are strangers loitering in the street? Has someone unknown to you just emerged from your neighbour’s back garden?

“If you see something out of place, then please call us on 101 or on 999 if you think a crime is taking place.”

In a statement, DI Smethurst reassured residents after last week’s burglaries.

He added: “You can also take a few simple steps to stop the chances of becoming a victim of burglary, such as installing a visible burglar alarm, using timer switches to turn on lights and radios when you are out to give the impression that your home is occupied, and provide good lighting along with movement detectors.”

Anyone with information relating to these crimes should contact Bury Priority Crime Team on 101, quoting either HD/15/414 or ST/15/771.

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