Detectives are appealing to local communities to help them put an end to a series of 80 burglaries across Suffolk and south Norfolk by launching the 'See it, Hear it, report it' campaign. The burglaries, dating back to November 2014, have predominantly taken place in the Babergh and Mid Suffolk districts, with St Edmundsbury and Suffolk Coastal the other areas most affected.
The burglaries are being linked by police due to the similarities in their nature and forensic evidence that has been obtained from the crime scenes. The typical features of these break -ins is that they occur in rural areas, usually in the afternoon or early evening, involve forced entry to the property and with jewellery the main target for the criminals.
The 'See it, Hear it, Report it' campaign runs alongside the well-known burglary prevention message 'Close it, Lock it, Check it', but places an extra emphasis on the importance of community intelligence in providing crucial leads to apprehend the offenders. The Police are asking people to be their 'eyes and ears' and help catch those responsible for these crimes by reporting anything that appears out of place or suspicious.
More information on the campaign and to view a map highlighting the offences and details of where and when they occurred visit the Suffolk Police website - burglary campaign.