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Five samurai swords may be in hands of teenagers
A GRANDMOTHER fears five samurai swords stolen from her home are in the hands of a teenage gang.
Sylvia Dunn, 57, has spoken of her anger after six schoolboys were arrested after breaking into her home in Prittle Close, Hadleigh, on Monday.
Police suspect the same gang could be responsible for another burglary at the house just days earlier in which £3,000 of items were taken including five samurai swords, jewellery, sweets and alcohol. It was initially thought only two swords had been stolen.
Although some of the items from the burglary have been recovered, the swords are still missing and Mrs Dunn is growing increasingly concerned.
In a spiteful twist, as thieves fled the first burglary they pelted Mrs Dunn’s home with eggs stolen from her kitchen, destroyed her bird bath and doused paint over trees at the bottom of her garden.
Mrs Dunn said: “My husband has been on tenterhooks since the burglary, but after the second incident on MondayIsimply lost it.”
The six boys were arrested after a neighbour who spotted them in the back garden began filming them and called the police. Mrs Dunn said: “The first time, they got in by smashing a window in our conservatory, and then smashed down one of our doors.
“On the night of the burglary we found some of our stuff, including 30 bottles of cola, golf clubs and champagne, dumped in the woods.
“But we did not find the samurai swords and it is worrying to think they are stashed away somewhere.
“It is awful to think these kids have been in our home. The things they did and what they took – they were just feral. For them to have the audacity to come back, I am so angry.”
Other items taken in the raid include a Swarovski ring, an iPad, a Nintendo DS and designer trainers.
Police confirmed they arrested four boys aged between 12 and 15 at the property on Monday.
They arrested another two later the same day.
The boys have been bailed until November 14.
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