Man from Thetford appears in court charged in connection with two burglaries in Bury St Edmunds

A 38-year-old man has been charged in connection with two burglary offences in Bury St Edmunds.

The first incident occurred at around 3.20am on Sunday, April 19, at a car dealership in Dettingen Way, where the glass in a door was smashed and a Merida Speeder bicycle used for display purposes was stolen from inside, along with a roof rack.

The second offence occurred just after 12am yesterday morning, Monday, April 20, at a business premises in Ailwin Road.

Police were called to reports of a suspected burglary in progress after two suspects were seen outside the building with torches, who then ran away after being disturbed.

Officers arrived at the scene within a matter of minutes and searched the area, locating a man nearby who was arrested and taken for questioning. A discarded bag containing crowbars and screwdrivers was also discovered.

Michael Shrigley, of Edinburgh Way, Thetford, has subsequently been charged with the following three offences: burglary; attempted burglary; and going equipped for burglary.

Shrigley appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday, April 21) and was remanded in custody pending an appearance at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday, May 19.

 

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