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Outbuilding burglary in Hacheston, along with vehicle thefts in Suffolk

14 September 2021

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Police are appealing for information after a motorhome was stolen from a driveway on Framlingham Road, Easton, near Woodbridge. The grey VW Transporter Caravelle motorhome, registration GD18XOT was stolen sometime between 10.30pm Sunday 12 September and 7.30am Monday 13 September .

If you have any information about this theft or know where the vehicle is now, please contact Suffolk Police Crime Coordination Centre quoting crime reference 37/50785/21 via –

Email Crime Coordination Centre Website - Complete an existing report update form

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Police are appealing for information after entry was gained to an outbuilding at a home on The Street in Hacheston.

The burglary occurred sometime between 10 pm last night, Monday 13 September and 7am this morning, Tuesday 14 September. Gym equipment was stolen.

If you have any information about this burglary please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/50869/21 via – Website - Complete an existing report update form or Phone - Call 101

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

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Police would urge all vehicle owners to regularly check their vehicle security, as the result of 13 motor vehicles stolen between 25 August 2021 to 6 September 2021 from various locations across Suffolk.

Suffolk Police First Principle security advice can be viewed via the link at the bottom of this message.

Most of these thefts have occurred overnight from vehicles parked on driveways, or nearby on residential roads.

Police Connect messages have already been communicated regarding the theft of a black Ford Transit from Anne Beaumont Way in Hadleigh between 29 to 30 August 2021 and a silver BMW 118 at Leavenheath on 3 Sep 21.

However, there have been further vehicle thefts that include two vehicles stolen from the driveway of a residential property in Bawdsey between 11pm-11.59pm on 25 August 2021, where the offenders broke into the home and stole the keys for one vehicle and stole another by means of by passing the keyless ignition system. Both vehicles had trackers and one was located in the early hours of the morning of 26 August 2021 in a ditch on the B1083 at Shottisham. (crime ref: 37/47038/21).

Between 7am and 1pm, on 26 August 2021, a Renault Traffic van was stolen from Clopton Gardens in Hadleigh (crime ref: 37/47257/21).

Two vehicles were also stolen during the early hours of 26 August 2021 in Haverhill. One vehicle was stolen around 2.30am from a residential drive on Hopton Rise and a Silver Mercedes E220D was stolen around 3.30am from Kirkley Court (crime ref: 37/47050/21 and 37/47061/21).

Between 8pm on 29 August 2021 and 11.30am on 30 August 2021, a Ford Transit van was stolen from the roadside on Maldon Court in Great Cornard. The vehicle was later found abandoned on Hawthorn Road in Great Cornard (crime ref: 37/47897/21).

A black Ford pick-up was stolen from The Street in Eyke, between 11.45pm on 30 Aug 21 and 5.50am on 31 August 2021 (crime ref: 37/47961/21).

Between 7pm on 30 August 2021 and 5pm on 31 August 2021, a Mercedes Benz E220 left parked overnight in a local car park on Ballingdon Street in Sudbury was stolen. The vehicle was later found abandoned on the Suffolk/Essex border (crime ref: 37/48212/21).

Between 8.30pm on 31 August 2021 to 8.15am on 1 September 2021, a Vauxhall Vivaro van was stolen from the driveway of a property on Uplands Road in Thorpeness (crime ref 37/48203/21).

Between 6am on 3 September 2021 and 9.30am on 4 September 2021, a Mercedes C250 was stolen from the roadside on Manderston Road in Newmarket (crime ref 37/48844/21).

Between 5pm on 4h September 2021 and 6pm on 6 September 2021, a business vehicle was stolen from a secure car park on Nacton Road, Ipswich (crime ref: 37/49611/21).

In all the aforementioned offences the stolen vehicles were either damaged in order to physically break into them or were the type of vehicles that have keyless ignition systems where through using transmitters the offender tricks the car into thinking the real vehicle key is close by.

On a positive note police received calls from three residents who all have video doorbells and who all were immediately warned of intruders going onto their property by an activation on their mobile phones, which they immediately viewed to observe offenders on their drives by their vehicles attempting to tamper with them.

One incident occurred at 1.49am on 4 September 2021 where a resident on Colchester Road in Ipswich was alerted to movement, which showed that a male person in a grey hooded tracksuit was on their driveway trying their car door handles (crime ref: 37/48855/21). Two further incidents of residents being alerted to movement on their respective driveways occurred in Haverhill. One related to an activation at 00.09am on 27 August 2021, at Cangle Junction where a male was captured entering the owner’s vehicle and looking into the glove compartment and the second occurred at 9.10pm on 28 August 2021 at Wortham Place in Haverhill, where two males were observed attempting to enter the vehicle (crime ref: 37/47614/21 and 37/47386/21))

It is not known in these three cases if the offenders intended to steal the vehicles or just steal from them, but the fact that they all had movement activated CCTV that was of a type that sent an immediate alert to the householder of this suspicious activity undoubtedly prevented the vehicles from being taken and also prevented any theft from inside the vehicles.

A further theft from a motor vehicle occurred around 5.47pm on 1 September 2021 when a driver waiting in a queue of traffic on London Road, Ipswich observed youths lean into a parked vehicle and remove a bag, an item later identified as a purse was then taken from the bag and the bag dumped in a nearby bush (crime ref: 37/48562/21).

If you noticed any unusual activity near the locations at these times, or have any information about these crimes, please contact Suffolk Police using online reporting quoting crime references above via –

Website - Complete an existing report update form (see above for form)

Email: Crime Coordination Centre

Phone - Call 101

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111