Luton man arrested over Suffolk burglaries

Detectives investigating a series of burglaries across Suffolk have arrested a Luton man.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 10:32 am

The series involves five incidents, in three of which violence was used, including a robbery in Tattingstone last week where a man aged in his 70s was assaulted.

The five offences have all occurred since the beginning of this year and taken place across the county. The details are as follows:

- 12 January, at a house in High Street, Cavendish. Burglary with violence where the victim was pushed over and a wallet was stolen.

- 7 March, at a house in Hervey Road, Bury St Edmunds. Burglary with violence where again the victim was pushed.

- 7 March, at a house in Falmouth Avenue, Newmarket. Burglary – offenders disturbed inside the property.

- 8 March, at a house in Brookview, off Belstead Road, Ipswich. Attempted burglary – offenders disturbed trying to force open back door and crowbar brandished at victim.

- 16 March, a house in Church Road, Tattingstone. Robbery – suspects entered house and assaulted occupant aged in his 70s before stealing a quantity of cash.

The man, aged 18, was arrested on suspicion of these offences last night, Tuesday 22 March, and has been brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he is currently being questioned.