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Food, alcohol, tools and bikes among items stolen in spate of burglaries in south Lowestoft

12:56 03 February 2014

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Police are seeking witnesses after a number of shed and garage burglaries in the south of Lowestoft in recent days – many of them in the Kirkley Park Road and Carlton Road area.

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Among the incidents are:

■ A man’s grey Carrera hybrid bike with shoe grips on the pedals being stolen from a garage at the back of a home on Kirkley Park Road between 9pm on Thursday, January 30 and 8am on Friday.

■ A shed and a garage at another property in Kirkley Park Road were broken into between 5pm on Friday, January 31 and 10am on Saturday. A search was made but nothing appears to have been stolen.

■ Two other wooden sheds at two other homes in Kirkley Park Road were forced open and searched between 1pm on Friday and 3.15pm on Saturday but again nothing appears to have been stolen.

■ A shed at the back of a home at Carlton Road was broken into between 12.30am and 8am on Saturday and a quantity of alcohol, including bottles of wine, Budweiser and 40 cans of Carlsberg, were stolen.

■ A garage and a shed at another home in Carlton Road were broken into between 5pm on Friday and 8.30am on Saturday and a number of hand tools, a blue cordless drill with two red batteries and a blue hammer drill were stolen.

■ And another shed at Carlton Road was entered and searched between 10.45pm on Friday and 8.30am on Saturday. Items of food including cheese and ham were stolen.

■ Someone also forced open the wooden doors of a garage at Kirkley Cliff between 5pm on Thursday and 1pm on Friday. Damage was caused to the doors but nothing appears to have been stolen.

Police are investigating the incidents and are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or anyone with information about who stole the items or where they are now to contact the Lowestoft South Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

A police spokesman said: “Officers are urging residents to take steps to secure sheds, garages and outbuildings including using a good quality closed shackle padlock and an alarm. These are relatively inexpensive and can alert you as well as making it uncomfortable for any would-be burglar.”

Anyone who would like crime reduction advice can visit www.suffolk.police.uk or contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

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