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Saxmundham - Six teenagers arrested after burglary at art studio

Officers investigating a burglary from a business premises in Saxmundham have arrested six teenagers.

The incident took place sometime between Friday 10 May and Sunday 19 May at an art gallery/studio on the High Street in the town.

Offender/s forced entry at the rear of the building by smashing a window and then caused extensive damage to property and original artwork.

Four teenage boys - two aged 15 and the others aged 14 and 13 years of age were arrested by police yesterday, Monday 3 June and two further boys aged 14 and 13 years of age have been detained today, Tuesday 4 June.  All six boys were arrested on suspicion of burglary and brought to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning. All the teenagers are from the Saxmundham/Leiston area.

The four boys arrested yesterday have now been released under investigation whilst inquires continue.
 
Anybody who saw anything suspicious during the time above or who has any other information is asked to provide an online update via the constabulary website: www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update or to telephone Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 37/28708/19.
 
Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Previous release - 22 May 2019

Officers are appealing for witnesses or information after a burglary at a business premises in Saxmundham.

The incident took place sometime between Friday 10 May and Sunday 19 May at an art gallery/studio on the High Street in the town.

Offender/s forced entry at the rear of the building by smashing a window and then caused extensive damage to property and original artwork.

Sergeant Dan Peck said,

"This act of sustained mindless vandalism, causing significant damage to valuable artwork and property is so disgraceful to see in our community. Enquires are continuing and I would urge anybody who has any information that could assist the investigation to call Police.

"To reassure local residents and businesses we will continue to carry out pro-active patrols in the area.”

Anybody who saw anything suspicious during the time above or who has any other information is asked to provide an online update via the constabulary website: www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update or to telephone Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 37/28708/19.

Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.