Theft from vehicles East Ipswich

Owners of vehicles are being reminded to always lock their vehicles and check locks have engaged.  Remove valuable items including loose change. 

  • Overnight Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April, entry gained to a transit van parked in Gibson Close. Tools including a Husqvarna disc-cutter and a whacker plate were taken from within.
  • Monday 3 April, during a period of 90 minutes between 7.30pm and 9pm, access gained to the rear of the van in Renfrew Road, causing no damage. An assortment of MAKITA power tools were stolen from within (37/26944/17).
  • Tuesday 4 April between 5.15pm and 6.41pm, entry gained to a vehicle in Woodbridge Road by smashing window using a piece of concrete.  A handbag containing cash and bank cards was stolen. (37/27140/17)

The Police advise it is essential to lock your vehicle at all times activating the alarm and immobiliser, you may also wish to consider the following additional steps:

  • Fitting aftermarket locks and alarms (see www.thatcham.org)
  • Secure storage vault within the vehicle.
  • Removing tools from the vehicle.
  • Overtly marking tools with your details and also registering items with a serial number at www.immobilise.com
  • Parking your vehicle within a secure building or compound.
  • Parking your vehicle with the doors against a wall or garage to restrict access. 
  • Installing CCTV that sends a notification when activated. 

If you are offered tools in suspicious circumstances, please do not buy them and let police know.  You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For crime reduction information go to Suffolk Police website

http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z  choose Tradesmen’s Van

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed any unusual activity or suspicious vehicles in these areas around the times of these incidents. If you have any information, please contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/26932/17

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 

Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.

https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime

DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.

To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

Police Connect Team

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