Rickinghall couple’s home targeted three times

Police are investigating three distrubances at the same property in the past seven days, including a break-in by a gang of five men armed with knives last night.

Last night's aggravated burglary at a home in The Street, Rickinghall, in Suffolk, took place at about at 8.50pm.

A police spokesman said: 'Five men entered the property with knives. One was described as a large black male, a second was described as a large white male and there were three younger looking white males. It is possible that one of the offenders was wearing a white Puffa-type jacket.

'No-one was hurt but the occupants, an elderly male and female and male in his early 30s, were left extremely shaken up. It's not thought anything was stolen in the incident.'

There had already been two previous incidents at the same property earlier in the week.

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The first happened on Saturday, January 21, at about 8pm when the residents were disturbed by noise.

When he went to investigate, the occupant saw three young men running down the stairs of the property. He followed them but lost track of the group in the churchyard.

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The second incident happened on Monday at about 1.30am when two men, described as slim, of tall build and in their twenties, entered the property.

On this occasion, when challenged by the older male resident, they fled the scene. A quantity of cash, a laptop computer, an air rifle and fishing equipment were all taken.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents or who saw anything suspicious during the times stated should contact Detective Constable Laura Hicks on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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