Spate of van thefts in Sudbury and Haverhill

Crime news.
Crime news.

Police are appealing for information and reminding drivers not to leave valuable items in vehicles, after a series of thefts from vans in the Sudbury and Haverhill area earlier this week.

There were at least six offences overnight Tuesday, March 21 into Wednesday, March 22.

These included: Numerous power tools, including an angle grinder, drills and a jigsaw, being stolen from a Ford Transit van parked in Hertford Road in Clare.

A chainsaw and a torch were stolen after a Vauxhall van was broken into, and a Makita charger, batteries and a radio being taken from a Ford Connect van both at Nunnery Green in Wickhambrook.

A wallet was stolen after a Ford Transit van parked in Hillside Road in Sudbury was broken into.

A pair of safety goggles were stolen from a van parked at Teasel Close in Haverhill while a pouch of tobacco was stolen from a van parked in Arrendene Road in the town, but the thief or thieves were foiled in stealing tools from the van as these were secured in a cage inside.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in any of these areas overnight Tuesday-Wednesday to come forward and are asking anyone with information about those responsible to get in touch. If you can help please call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting crime number 24406/17.

Officers are also urging drivers of vehicles – particularly vans – to remove valuables when leaving them unattended.