Warning to motorists after spate of thefts from vehicles across south Suffolk

Drivers are urged to lock their vehicles and remove valuables. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Drivers are urged to lock their vehicles and remove valuables. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Drivers in south Suffolk are warned to be vigilant as police investigate reports of more than 10 thefts from vehicles in less than two weeks.

The crimes occurred between Friday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 22, in Stoke-by-Nayland, Polstead, Pinewood, Tattingstone, Sproughton, Bentley and Capel-St-Mary.

Typically thieves are targeting vans and stealing power tools, however valuables including handbags, wallets, loose change and dash cams have also been taken.

Officers from Suffolk Constabulary are appealing for anyone with information or any witnesses to suspicious activity in these areas to contact them on 101.

Police are also urging people to get in touch if they are offered tools in suspicious circumstances.


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Motorists are advised to lock their vehicle and remove all valuables, no matter where it is parked and how secure it may seem.

Van owners can register their tools for free for greater protection.

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