Appeal following spate of burglaries in east Suffolk | Suffolk Constabulary

You are here

Appeal following spate of burglaries in east Suffolk

Police are appealing for information following a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries at business premises in east Suffolk.

Officers were called to Westwood Avenue in Lowestoft at approximately 2:50am today, Thursday 2 September 2021, to reports of an attempted burglary in progress.

The suspects, believed to be three males, attempted to force entry into the One Stop shop but were disturbed by an occupant upstairs.

They left the scene in a black BMW without gaining access, however damage was caused to the shutters and door. Crime reference: 37/48336/21

Police are linking the incident with a burglary at Darsham Service Station in Main Road at approximately 9:45pm yesterday, Wednesday 1 September.

Three suspects forced entry to the premises, which activated the burglar alarm, and stole multiple bottles of spirits. A black BMW was seen in the area around the time of the offence. Crime reference: 37/48311/21.

Detectives are also conducting enquiries following two further incidents which occurred in Lowestoft in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 2 September, and are keeping an open mind as to whether these are also connected.

The first incident took place shortly before 1:10am this morning, at the Premier Shop in Bridge Road. The shutter was damaged, the front door smashed, and alcohol, cigarettes and cash were stolen. Crime reference 37/48337/21.

The second incident was an attempted break-in at Smith’s Convenience Store in Rotterdam Road. At approximately 3:55am, two males attempted to force entry via the front door, which activated the burglar alarm, and they fled the scene. Crime reference 37/48335/21.

Anyone with information should contact East CID at Suffolk Police quoting the relevant reference numbers via 

Website – 
Email: [email protected] 
Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: 
Phone – Call 101 
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999