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Police continue to investigate string of high street burglaries

PUBLISHED: 14:46 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:47 05 March 2018

Police are continuing their enquiries after a string of eight burglaries on Southwold High Street in January. Picture: Google

Police are continuing their enquiries after a string of eight burglaries on Southwold High Street in January. Picture: Google

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Enquiries are ongoing as police look to identify those responsible for a series of high street burglary incidents.

A total of eight business premises on Southwold High Street fell victim to burglaries and attempted burglaries between January 6 and January 15.

The locations and details of the incidents are as follows:

• The Black Olive Delicatessen (ref 1257/18): Sometime overnight between Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7, a window at the rear of the premises was smashed and suspect(s) stole cash from within.

• St Elizabeth Hospice (1404/18): At some point between 4pm on Sunday, January 7 and 8.25am on Monday, January 8, entry was forced by smashing a rear window and cash was stolen from the premises.

• Observatory the Opticians (1449/18): Entry was forced to the rear of the premises sometime overnight between Sunday, January 7 and Monday, January 8, and cash was stolen.

• Two Magpies Bakery (1406/18): Sometime between 7pm on Sunday, January 7 and 5am on Monday, January 8, an attempt to force entry was made at the rear of the premises. Nothing was stolen.

• Sue Ryder Care (1569/18): Sometime between 4.30pm on Sunday, January 7 and 4pm on Monday, January 8, an attempt to force a door at the rear of the premises was made. Nothing was stolen.

• Mark’s Fish and Chips (2752/18): Sometime between 3pm on Friday, January 12 and 9.45 am on Monday, January 15, entry was forced to the side door of the premises and a safe was stolen.

• Serin Hairdressing Salon (2809/18): Sometime between 5pm on Friday, January 12 and 8.30am on Monday, January 15, there was an attempted break-in. Nothing was reported stolen.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Enquiries are ongoing into the incidents of burglary at Southwold business premises.

“We would appeal for anyone with information to contact Southwold police on 101. Alternatively, you can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use their online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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