Warning after vans targeted by thieves

Police have made six arrests in relation to puppy sales. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Police have made six arrests in relation to puppy sales. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Police have issued a warning to van owners after a spate of break-ins over the weekend.

Officers have urged vehicle owners to remove valuables and ensure doors are locked after the incidents in Beccles and Bungay.

In Bungay, a van parked on Popson Street was entered sometime between 6pm on Friday, November 20, and 11am on Saturday, November 21.

Two generators and two water recycling units were stolen.

A second vehicle, parked on Broad Street, had the lock damaged between 9am on Friday, November 20, and noon on Saturday, November 21. Nothing was stolen from inside the van.


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On Sunday evening, November 22, between 7pm and 7.45pm, two suspects were seen gaining entry into an insecure van parked on George Brown Way in Beccles, with a portable charger stolen from the glovebox.

A second vehicle, parked on a driveway on Coney Hill, in Beccles, was entered at 7.17pm, with items moved about, although nothing was stolen.

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Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to contact Suffolk Policeo on 101, quoting crime reference 37/67849/20 for the Beccles incidents or 37/67602/20 for the Bungay incidents.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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