Southwold church burglary

A north Suffolk church has been forced to remove all cash from the premises after a burglar caused �1,000 of damage during a break-in in which a metal cash box and envelopes containing money were stolen.

The break-in happened at St Edmunds Church in St Bartholomews Green, Southwold, between 5.20pm on Thursday and 7.30am the next day with the offender smashing a leaded window at the back of the church to gain entry.

The offender then forced open a wooden cabinet and stole the box and envelopes.

Police believe the burglar may have approached and left the church via Fieldstile Road or Cumberland Road.

A police spokesman said: 'Following the theft the church will now ensure all cash is removed from the premises every night.


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Anyone with information on the church burglary should call Southwold police station on 01986 835300.

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