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Police call for vigilance after series of Suffolk burglaries

Suffolk Police are investigating a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the south Suffolk area, which all happened on Wednesday, July 29.

One of the incidents took place at around 8.20pm at Cockfield, where a garage was broken in to and various equipment was stolen.

This included a Echo PB251 leaf blower, a white and red/orange STIHL chainsaw, a red Echo long reach hedge cutter, a 20l jerry can with about £15 worth of petrol left in and an orange STHIL loop handle strimmer.

All the incidents happened on July 29.
All the incidents happened on July 29.

The total value of the items stolen was more than £1,300 (crime reference number- 37/43271/20).

Another took place at The Green in Long Melford where the residents of a property saw a Citroen C5 vehicle stop on the driveway and an occupant get out and try the handle of a vehicle.

When challenged the male left the scene and entered a second vehicle, an insecure Landrover Freelander and when challenged for a second time he got out and returned to the Citroen, before driving off (crime reference- 37/43242/20 and 37/43274/20).

The third at Cavendish, in Wales End Road at about 7.50pm, where two padlocks and a bolt were damaged to gain entry to a barn with 25 litres of diesel stolen, the suspects were again driving a blue Citroen (37/43250/20).

The final one in the series was at around 9.40pm at Hawedon, in Thurston End, where an angle grinder was used to cut off a padlock and gain access to a barn, although nothing was taken (37/43260/20).

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a dark blue Citroen C5 hatchback, which has a registration of EX56 LYK.

The same vehicle was also reported seen in the Wickhambrook area on earlier on the same day when the occupants were seen to open a farm gate. When challenged they left the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Haverhill police, quoting the relevant crime number in the above.

Either by emailing Andrew.COOK@suffolk.pnn.police.uk, calling 101 or contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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