Cat thieves hit pickups and 4x4s in villages round Bury

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Police are appealing for information after a spate of catalytic converter and car number plates thefts in villages around Bury St Edmunds.

The incidents all occurred overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday in Barrow, Chevington, Whepstead and Chedburgh.

In Barrow, a Mitsubishi pick-up parked in a garage block in New Barn and a Toyota Hilux parked on a drive in Burthorpe Green had their catalytic converters stolen.

The cat thefts in Chevington involved Ford Ranger pickups: a blue one parked on the road in Depden Lane and a silver one on a drive in Broad Green Close.

In Brockley Road, Whepstead, the cat was stolen from a blue Mitsubishi Shogun parked on the drive.

The the numberplates were stolen in Majors Close, Chedburgh, off a grey Vauxhall Corsa parked on a driveway. Police believed this offence could be linked to the catalytic converter thefts.

Contact PC Guy Ainsworth at Haverhill Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11