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Police investigate six thefts in Red Lodge and Lakenheath in one night

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a series of thefts from motor vehicles in Forest Heath.

The incidents are all said to have taken place between Wednesday and yesterday.

Suffolk police is investigating a series of thefts.
Suffolk police is investigating a series of thefts.
  • In Beech Drive, Red Lodge between 11.30pm on Wednesday and 5.30am yesterday, an Audi was broken into and a laptop and headphones were stolen.
  • In Larch Way, Red Lodge between 5pm on Wednesday and 11.50am yesterday a Kia was broken into but nothing was taken.
  • In Reed Lane, Red Lodge between 10.30pm on Wednesday and 8.45am yesterday, an unknown offender or unknown offenders gained access to an Audi but nothing was taken.
  • In Burdock Road, Red Lodge at approximately 3.15am yesterday, it was reported a man approached a Suzuki and tried the door but was unable to gain access. He is described as approximately 5ft 7ins to 5ft 10ins in height, bald headed or with very short hair and was wearing shorts, trainers and a lightweight jacket.
  • In Burdock Road, Red Lodge between 6pm on Wednesday and 6.30am yesterday, a Seat was broken into where cash and sunglasses were stolen.
  • In Claude Avenue, Lakenheath between 6pm on Wednesday and 8.30am yesterday, unknown suspects gained entry to a Toyota and stole a mobile phone, cash and bank cards from the car.

Suffolk police have said if you think you know the person or people responsible, or if you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area, please contact them on 101, quoting reference 23240/19.

They are also urging motorists to lock their car and remove all valuables, no matter whether you park on, or off road, saying most thieves are opportunists and will enter private properties, public car parks and garages to look for insecure vehicles.

They have issued the following advice:

  • Do not leave valuables on display
  • Park in well-lit places
  • Always lock all doors and shut windows, physically checking vehicle doors are locked
  • Keep your keys safe and away from doors and windows
  • Consider upgrading locks and fitting additional protection

Information on Police approved products can be found at www.securedbydesign.com

Suffolk police have also advised motorists to register their property for free at www.immobilise.com by taking note of the serial numbers and models, and to use ultraviolet pen to invisibly mark their property, which increases the chances of having them returned to you in the event of being lost or stolen.

For further home security and general crime reduction information visit www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

Suffolk Constabulary has recently joined forces with a home security company to help make properties in the county more secure. They have said residents may want to consider installing a Ring Video Doorbell device which can, via a motion sensor, capture footage of activity outside their property.

For more details visit www.ring.com

To report any suspicious behaviour to police go to www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/suspiciousbehaviour_0.pdf

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