Two town homes raided by burglars

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Police are warning homeowners to remove keys from locked doors and windows and keep them out of sight after two burglaries in Newmarket on Wednesday, February 5.

Jewellery worth £5,000, including a wedding ring, was stolen from a home in Greenfields between 1.20pm and 5.50pm.

Offenders broke in by smashing a hole in the glass of a rear door, before reaching through and turning a key that had been left in the lock.

Assorted bracelets were stolen along with a white gold ring with 45 small diamonds, a platinum and diamond wedding band and a Gucci watch.

The second incident took place between 4.50pm and 6.10pm at a house in Whitegates.

Offenders broke in by smashing the glass in a rear patio door and, once inside, stole 450 Euros, a gold ring and a pair of white gold earrings.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: “Residents are reminded to always lock their doors and windows and to remove keys from locks and keep them out of sight.

“Access to back gardens should be restricted, where possible, with six-foot-high fences or hedges and by locking any side gates.”

Anyone with information should contact the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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