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Neighbourhood Watch including oil theft in Snape and distraction burglary in Woodbridge

20 April 2022

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Theft of heating oil in Snape

Police are appealing for information after heating oil was stolen from a property in Snape. Half a tank of heating oil has been syphoned from a tank located in the garden of a home on Glebe Court. The theft occurred over the Easter weekend, sometime between 11am Friday 15 April and 4pm Monday 18 April.

Can you help?

If you have any information about this theft, please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/23283/22 via –

Website - Complete an existing report update form   Phone - Call 101

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form

Woodbridge - distraction burglary

Detectives are urging residents to be alert for cold callers after receiving a report that entry had be gained to a home under false pretences.

The crime occurred on Saturday afternoon, 16th April between 3pm and 5pm at a property on Cumberland Street in Woodbridge.

An unknown male has knocked on the victim's door and told the carer he was a friend and gave details about the homeowner. The suspect sat with the victim and they had a cup of tea. The suspect has then asked to use the toilet and went upstairs. The carer found the male suspect in a bedroom. The suspect was asked to leave, but when the carer did not hear the front door close, the suspect was found hiding behind a door in a downstairs room.  The male suspect was escorted from the home. It is thought some loose change was stolen.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 30 & 50 years of age,
short dark hair, English speaking, very large paunch belly, not very tall, wearing shorts, work type boots and wearing a gilet. He was carrying two plastic bags and two knapsacks.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact CID Detectives quoting crime 37/23088/22 via

Website - Complete an existing report update form

Phone - Call 101

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form