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A pair of 17 year old boys have been jailed after admitting breaking into several houses in Lowestoft.
One of the 17-year-olds, who had admitted he struck a woman as he fled a property in Lorne Road on November 8, was sentenced to an 18-month detention and training order. In addition to the aggravated burglary at Lorne Road he admitted a number of other home burglaries. These included offences at Kimberley Road on November 12, at Mayfield Road in Carlton Colville on November 7, at Harebell Way on November 5, at Edelweiss Close in Carlton Colville overnight 3-4 November and at Middle Way on Friday 2 April this year.
In the Lorne Road incident the woman and her 14-year-old son had returned home around 5.35pm to find a figure standing at the top of the stairs. This was the 17-year-old and he ran down the stairs heading for the door. The woman made a grab for him but he struck her and escaped. After enquiries by detectives the teenager was arrested on November 13.
The other teenager was given an eight month detention and training order after admitting a string of crimes including a burglary at a home on the Whitton estate overnight Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 November, an attempted theft of motor vehicle from Aldwyck Way on Thursday 11 November, taking a conveyance from Laxfield Way overnight 10-11 November and interference with a motor vehicle parked at Denton Drive in the early hours of Thursday 11. He was arrested after an alert member of the public spotted him breaking into a vehicle in Aldwyck Way.
Officers quickly attended but were diverted to another call, again from a member of the public, who had spotted the vehicle in Denton Drive being broken into. The 17-year-old was arrested at the scene and subsequently admitted the offences.
Police are renewing appeals for residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to officers immediately using 999.
Anyone with information about those committing burglaries or those buying or selling stolen property should call Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.