Ipswich: CCTV image released over criminal damage in town centre

A man the police would like to speak to in connection with criminal damage in Ipswich.

A man the police would like to speak to in connection with criminal damage in Ipswich. - Credit: Contributed

POLICE today issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a string of town centre businesess had their windows smashed or doors broken.

The incident occurred in Carr Street and Upper Brook Street, Ipswich.

In total seven businesses have been counting the cost after they were all believed to have been targeted by one offender who suspected of causing the damage.

A police spokeswoman said the front of six businesses in Upper Brook Street and Carr Street were damaged between 5.30pm on March 28 and about 9am the following day.

The buisnesses involved were CanCan, Baldwins, Subway, Millets, Meat Inn and Look.

An additional incident happened at Poundland in Carr Street at 3am on April 1.

The spokeswoman said the offender did not gain access to any of the buildings and that CCTV images had been obtained from Ipswich Borough Council in a bid to catch the culprit.

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Sergeant David Dulake from Ipswich Central Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We are investigating a number of linked incidents of criminal damage to shop windows overnight on Thursday March 28.

“We are keen to trace and speak to a man shown in the CCTV image, who was in the area at the time of the offences.

“The man left the area in the direction of Major’s Corner. If any member of the public recognises the individual we ask them to call 101.”

Alternatively anyone who knows the man can telephone Crimestoppers anonymously of 0800 555111.