CCTV footage shows thief targeting cars in Ipswich street before smashing BMW window

The smashed window of the BMW Picture:AGNES KENJI

The smashed window of the BMW Picture:AGNES KENJI - Credit: Archant

A would-be thief was spotted trying the door handles of cars in Ipswich under the cover of darkness.

The unidentified person is unable to gain access to the vehicles and then walks out of the CCTV cameras view, before returning and attempting to break into other vehicles.

It is believed the thief then smashed the window of a BMW and stole a small quantity of cash and a pair of glasses, before making a getaway on a push bike.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “We can confirm we received a report of criminal damage to a car this morning at 6.50am today (21 Sept) in Patteson Road.

“It is reported a driver’s side car window was smashed and a small quantity of money taken.

The window was smashed and a small quantity of money taken from the Vehicle Picture:AGNES KENJI

The window was smashed and a small quantity of money taken from the Vehicle Picture:AGNES KENJI - Credit: Archant


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“The suspect is described as a white male, with a hooded top, was wearing hat and had a push bike.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD 48 of 21 Sept 2018.

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“There are a number of measures that motorists can take in order to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of theft, including not leaving valuables on show in vehicles and parking in well-lit areas.”

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