Spate of car thefts around Mildenhall overnight spark police warning

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Police are warning members of the public to keep their vehicles secure at all times following a spate of car crimes overnight in the Mildenhall area.

One car was stolen, three were broken into, and one had its number plates stolen in a series of crimes which happened in the Red Lodge and Mildenhall area between approximately 6pm last night (December 1) and approximately 8.15am this morning (December 2).

A blue Ford, registration number AJ58 XTW, was stolen from Acorn Way, Red Lodge. Inside the car was a black iPad, a Garmin sat nav, and a brown leather suitcase with the initials A.S.T in gold on its side.

In Russett Drive, Red Lodge, a handbag was stolen from a car following a break-in. It was later recovered in a nearby bin. Also in Red Lodge, an iPod and purse were stolen from a car in Bilberry Close, and an iPod and a small amount of cash were stolen from a car in Harebell Road.

In Wake Avenue, Mildenhall, two registration plates bearing the number W551 TCE were stolen from a car.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in Red Lodge and Mildenhall overnight to contact Sgt Derek Gallagher or Sgt Andrew Beeby on 101 quoting MH/14/2033, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Officers are urging people to lock their cars at all times, even if the car is only left unattended for a short period of time. Valuables should not be left on display and spare keys should not be openly accessible.