Police are appealing for witnesses and urging communities to be vigilant following reports of six burglaries which took place in Pinewood on the outskirts of Ipswich yesterday, Tuesday 3rd January.
The burglaries are similar in nature and detectives are exploring how many of them may be linked.
These crimes have typically taken place in the same location, during daytime hours at properties where the occupants have not been at home, and involved the offenders forcing entry. The items that are mainly being stolen are cash and jewellery.
The burglaries took place in the following locations:
Grayling Road – sometime between 8.40am and 4.45pm suspects forced entry at the rear of the property by using a brick to smash the glass of the patio door and then stole items of jewellery
Cinnabar Close – entry was forced at the rear of the property and cash and jewellery were stolen
Brimstone Road – sometime between 4.05pm and 5.05pm entry was forced by using a brick to smash glass in a rear door and cash and jewellery were stolen
Yew Tree Rise – during the daytime entry was forced at the rear of the property and a quantity of cash and jewellery including two sovereign rings were stolen
Quilter Drive – sometime between 10am and 6pm suspects forced entry at the rear of the property by using a brick to smash the glass of the patio door and then stole cash and jewellery
Quilter Drive – sometime between 3.30pm and 7.30pm entry was forced at the rear of the property. It is not yet clear what has been stolen
As the majority of the burglaries in this series involve houses being entered by force rather than because of insecurities, police are urging members of the public to be their eyes and ears and ‘See it, Hear it, Report it’.
By following a few simple steps, you can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of burglary.