Warning to homeowners after spate of daylight burglaries in and around Sudbury

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A spate of burglaries in and around Sudbury has led to police issuing a warning to residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Among the most recent incidents are a burglary in Newton last Wednesday, May 18, and an attempted burglary at a home in Head Lane in Great Cornard on Tuesday, May 17.

The burglary at Newton was at a home off the main road through the village between 8.40am and 3.40pm on Wednesday. The offender, or offenders, broke in via the front door and stole a quantity of jewellery from the address before taking a black Ford Escort ST500, with white/silver stripes on bonnet and roof, from the driveway of the property.

In the attempted break-in at Great Cornard the offender got into the back garden and then broke glass in a back door between 2pm and 3pm on Tuesday, but no entry was gained to the property.

Detectives are also investigating burglaries in Bures Road, Great Cornard and at Cox Hill at Boxford, both on May 13. In both cases the properties were broken into.

At Bures Road a gold ring with a sapphire surrounded by around 10 diamonds in a square-shaped setting and a gold ring with a large diamond surrounded by 12 smaller stones were among the items taken.

All four have been daytime break-ins and officers are urging residents to be vigilant and to call 999 immediately if you notice any suspicious activity near homes. This could include seeing someone in a back garden when you know they don’t live there or someone clambering over fences, or if you hear the sound of breaking glass.

Please call 999 if you see anything unusual – you may help police catch an offender and prevent further crimes.

Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents, or anyone who may have been offered any jewellery items recently, to call West Suffolk CID at Suffolk Police by dialling 101.