Felixstowe: Thieves tried to hotwire stolen mopeds
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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Ipswich Town reveal full retained list as six first-teamers get extended stays and eight depart
- 2 Town take up contract options on duo with plenty of departures still expected
- 3 Chambers and Skuse set to be headline exits on day of departures at Ipswich Town
- 4 Mark Heath: The Town players Cook should keep and release today
- 5 Suffolk estate which featured on TV show on the market for £1.25m
- 6 Town confirm four more exits at end of season
- 7 Chambers and Skuse to leave Ipswich Town
- 8 Man in 20s dies in collision between lorry and pedestrian on A14
- 9 New cocktail bar and tapas restaurant to open in Ipswich
- 10 Search for man after girl, 10, accosted at B&M store in Stowmarket