Homeowner chases off masked burglar in attempted break-in in Mildenhall

Police are on the hunt for a man dressed as a monk.

Police are on the hunt for a man dressed as a monk. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2012

Police are appealing for witnesses after a homeowner chased off a masked burglar who had broken into his house.

The attempted burglary took place at around 6.45pm yesterday (Wednesday) at a house in Church Walk, Mildenhall.

According to police, the victim heard loud banging at his back door and, upon going to investigate, discovered a man wearing a balaclava had broken into the house.

He shouted at the man, who shouted back in a foreign language before running away out of the back door empty-handed.

The offender is described as being over 6ft and of large build. He was wearing a black balaclava, a black woollen coat and black trousers. He spoke in a language believed to be eastern European.


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Following the incident, two men described as wearing black knitted woollen beanies pulled down over their faces, were seen driving in a silver estate car from Wamil Way onto Queensway.

Police were called and searched the area assisted by the dog unit, but were not able to locate the offenders.

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Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen either the men or a car matching the description to contact them.

Calls should be made to the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101 quoting reference MH/14/1857, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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