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23rd March 2019

Appeal after burglary at Stowmarket Museum


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary that took place in Stowmarket.

It happened at the Museum of East Anglian Life at some point overnight between Sunday 28 January and Monday 29 January.

Unknown offender/s have removed the padlock from a back gate and forced their entry to a number of buildings stealing various items of historical interest from a number of locations on the premises. This included the working and domestic life building.

Various wooden doors were damaged and padlocks forcibly removed in the incident. Items stolen included various historical signs and domestic/kitchen implements and porcelain vases amongst other historical artefacts of interest. Lead roofing was also removed and stolen from the back wall of Abbot’s Hall, causing damage to the roof and brickwork to the property.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour should contact Stowmarket police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/5439/18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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