Felixstowe: Thieves tried to hotwire stolen mopeds

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A MOPED was found on fire after a thief’s attempt to hotwire it apparently went wrong.

Police were contacted by the fire service to reports of a moped on fire in an alleyway between Larkhill Way and Grange Farm Avenue in Felixstowe.

The fire – which happened just after 11.30pm yesterday – was extinguished by a resident before it took hold and officers examined the motorcycle and found it had been hotwired.

Police are keen to trace a male seen with the moped. He is described as around 5ft 9ins to 5ft 11ins tall, of slim build and with short hair, and wearing a blue jumper and dark trousers. He left in the direction of Grange Farm Avenue.

The machine was traced to its owner but on route to the address officers discovered a second stolen moped abandoned at the end of Langley Avenue, on the cemetery footpath, that had also had its ignition tampered with.


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Investigations are under way and anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or has any information about the incidents should call Felixstowe police on 101.

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