Spate of thefts from vans in Bury St Edmunds

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Police are appealing for information after a spate of thefts from vans in Bury St Edmunds.

Between 11pm on Wednesday July 22 and midnight on Thursday July 23, offenders forced entry to a van on Avondale Walk and took a black tool bag containing a spotlight and charger.

At some point between 6pm on Thursday July 23 and 8am on Friday July 24, a further four incidents of theft took place in the town.

A van on Nowton Road was broken into and a black Galaxy S3 phone, a Stihl petrol orange and white leaf blower, a Stihl orange and white chainsaw and a Stihl bag containing an orange and white KombiEngine with pruning and hedge trimming attachments was stolen.

Another van was broken into on Tollgate Lane and power tools including a number of Makita drills were stolen.

Entry was also forced to a van on Philip Road with offenders making away with a green Makita jigsaw and two Pasload nail guns in an orange case.

Offenders forced entry to a further van on Norfolk Road and took a selection of hand tools including pliers, hammers, chisels and claw hammers, as well as a quantity of power tools.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the areas at the times stated, or who may have any information that could assist with enquiries.

All information should be directed to Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime number BU/15/2423.