Police appeal after spate of tool thefts from vans
Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses following a series of thefts of tools from vans across the county this month.
On Thursday June 7, between 7.30am and 2.25pm, tools were stolen from a van parked at a quarry on Ipswich Road in Needham Market and, at 1.30pm, tools were stolen from a van on Portland Way, Great Blakenham.
On Friday June 8, a wallet and power tools were stolen from a works vehicle in a compound near the junction of the A14/ A134 at Bury St Edmunds.
On the same day, between 10.30am and 11.30am, tools were stolen from two vans in a church car park in Brantham and a phone and a wallet were taken from a van at the Co-op car park in the village.
On Tuesday June 12, power tools were stolen from a van parked on Woods Lane in Melton and another vehicle was damaged but nothing taken.
On the same day, three vans were broken into between 7.30am and 12.30pm on a building site in Campsea Ashe and numerous power tools were stolen.
On Wednesday June 13, between 7.30am and 5.30pm, tools were stolen from a van parked on Newton Road in Sudbury.
Police would be interested to hear from anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in these areas. Contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting crime number 37/32159/18.
Security advice is available on the Suffolk Police website at www.suffolk.police.uk and a number of ‘Get Tool Smart’ crime prevention drop-in sessions are taking place in the Bury St Edmunds area this week:
9:30am -10:30am – Plumbase – Moreton Hall Industrial Estate, Greyfriars Road, IP32 7DX
12:00pm -1:00pm – Screwfix – Moreton Hall Industrial Estate, Bunting Road, IP32 7BX
9:30am - 10:30am – Kent Blaxill – Arras Road, IP33 3TX
12:00pm - 1:00pm – Screwfix – Dettingen Way, IP33 3TZ
9:30am - 10:30am – Plumb Center – Moreton Hall Industrial Estate, Greyfriars Road, IP32 7DX
12:00pm - 1:00pm – Jewsons – Moreton Hall Industrial Estate, Cratfield Road, IP32 7DF