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Ten arrested in burglary crackdown

PUBLISHED: 15:17 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:08 06 July 2010

OBSERVANT residents in Lowestoft were praised by police this week, as the crackdown on burglaries continues across town.

There have been 17 house burglaries or attempted break-ins reported between last Tuesday and Monday this week.

OBSERVANT residents in Lowestoft were praised by police this week, as the crackdown on burglaries continues across town.

There have been 17 house burglaries or attempted break-ins reported between last Tuesday and Monday this week. However, ten people have been arrested.

Detectives hunting those responsible for a significant spate of burglaries since before Christmas reiterated their call to the public again this week - as locals can help play their part in beating the burglar by reporting any suspicious behaviour immediately.

Five teenagers have been arrested by police following “several offences” in Oulton Broad on Saturday. Two homes in Kevington Drive and others at Camps Heath, Astbury Road and Oulton Road were all targeted in burglaries and attempted break-ins.

“Police are interviewing two 15-year-olds, two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old regarding burglaries and attempted burglaries on Saturday and all have been bailed to return to Lowestoft police station on March 24, pending further enquiries,” said police spokesman Anne-Marie Breach.

Two teenage boys - a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old - have also been arrested by police in connection with a burglary at a home in Raglan Street on Wednesday, January 6. They have been bailed to return to Lowestoft police station on March 3.

A 20-year-old woman was arrested by police following a burglary at the garage of a home in Uplands Close overnight on Sunday, December 27 and Monday, December 28. She has been bailed to return to Lowestoft police station on February 16.

“The number of house burglaries is once again up but nine are attempted burglaries where no entry was gained or nothing was stolen,” Ms Breach said.

“Police have also made a number of arrests in connection with these incidents, thanks again in part to alert members of the public calling in when they have seen or heard something unusual.”

“We would again ask anyone noticing any suspicious behaviour to call using 999,” she added.

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