Rushmere: Police warning after six cars broken into in village

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Six car owners are counting the cost after thieves targeted vehicles in the Rushmere St Andrew area.

Police are reminding drivers to remove valuables and to ensure that unattended vehicles are left locked and secured.

The break-ins happened overnight Monday and Tuesday.

A silver iPod and loose change were stolen from a Ford Focus in Ditchingham Grove and a pair of white and brown Adidas golf shoes from a Vauxhall Astra on Fellbrigg Avenue.

A Peugeot 308 in Seckford Close, a BMW 525 in Ditchingham Grove, a Mercedes Vito van on Newby Drive and a Jaguar XF in Parnham Place were all entered and searched although nothing appears to have been taken from any of them.

Anyone who has any information about any of the incidents or who saw or heard anything suspicious in the roads where the cars were parked should call PC George Blake at Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference WO/14/788, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Officers said keys were also stolen from a storage unit at a site on Larkhill Rise, Rushmere St Andrew, and then used to take a Ford van between 12.15pm and 12.50pm yesterday.

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The van was later recovered from Bell Lane and a man, described as white, aged in his mid 30s and wearing a black woolly hat, was seen fleeing from the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the man involved, is asked to call PC Luke Turner at Suffolk Police on 101, quoting reference WO/14/786.