Police issue witness appeal after series of high street burglaries

Southwold High Street, where there have been a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries. Picture

Southwold High Street, where there have been a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries at high street business premises.

The incidents all took place between Saturday, January 6 and Monday, January 8, on the High Street in Southwold.

The locations and details are as follows:

• The Black Olive Delicatessen: 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: 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.


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• Observatory the Opticians: 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: 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.

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• Sue Ryder Care: 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.

Police are currently investigating possible links between the incidents.

Overnight patrols have been stepped up in the area and police are liaising with the town council and local businesses.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious at the relevant times or who has any information is asked to call Police on 101, quoting reference 1257/18 (Black Olive Delicatessen), 1404/18 (St Elizabeth Hospice), 1449/18 (Observatory the Opticians), 1406/18 (Two Magpies Bakery) or 1569/18 (Sue Ryder).

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