Suffolk Police release picture following horrifying burglary in Rickinghall, near Diss
Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary at a property in Rickinghall, near Diss, have today issued a photograph of one of the offenders.
The incident took place at about at 8.50pm on Thursday at a property on The Street, Rickinghall.
Five men entered the property and brandished knives that they took from the kitchen. One was a large black male and around 6ft tall, a second was a large white man and there were three younger looking white men. It is possible that one of the offenders was wearing a white puffa-type jacket.
The black male was captured on camera by one of the occupants of the house as he was seen breaking into the property.
No-one was hurt but the occupants, an elderly man and woman and a man in his early 30s, were left extremely shaken. It's not thought anything was stolen in the incident.
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It is the third occasion the property had been targeted following two further incidents at the same property earlier in the week.
The first happened on Saturday, January 21 at about 8pm when the residents were disturbed by noise. When one of the occupants he went to investigate he saw three men running down the stairs of the property. He followed them but lost track of the group in a nearby churchyard. A quantity of cash, a lap-top, an air rifle and fishing equipment were all taken in this incident.
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The second incident happened on Monday, January 23 at about 1.30am when two men, one of which was a white male aged in his 20s of slim build with short dark hair wearing a dark top and trousers and the second was a white male of slim build also in his 20s, tall and wearing a light grey hooded top, hammered at the front door demanding entry purporting to be Police. On this occasion when challenged by the male resident they fled the scene.
Contact Det Con Laura Hicks at Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.