Police warning after series of thefts from motor vehicles in the Forest Heath area

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a series of thefts from motor vehicles in Forest Heath.

The incidents are all said to have taken place overnight on Wednesday 24 into Thursday 25 April. Details are as follows:

• Beech Drive, Red Lodge – At some point between 11:30pm on Wednesday 24 and 5:30am on Thursday 25 April, an Audi was broken into and a laptop and headphones were stolen.

• Larch Way, Red Lodge – At some point between 5pm on Wednesday 24 and 11:50am on Thursday 25 April a Kia was broken into but nothing was taken.

• Reed Lane, Red Lodge – Between 10:30pm on Wednesday 24 and 8:45am on Thursday 25 April, unknown offender(s) gained access to an Audi but nothing was taken.

• Burdock Road, Red Lodge – At approximately 3:15am on Thursday 25 April, it was reported a male suspect approached a Suzuki and tried the door but was unable to gain access. The suspect is described as approximately 5ft 7ins – 5ft 10ins in height, bald headed or with very short hair and he was wearing shorts, trainers and a lightweight jacket.

• Burdock Road, Red Lodge – At some point between 6pm on Wednesday 24 and 6:30am on Thursday 25 April, a Seat was broken into. Cash and sunglasses were stolen.

• Claude Avenue, Lakenheath – Between 6pm on Wednesday 24 and 8:30am on Thursday 25 April, unknown suspects gained entry to a Toyota and stole a mobile phone, cash and bank cards from within.

If you think you know the person or persons responsible, or if you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area, please contact Suffolk Police on 101, quoting reference 23240/19.

Police are urging motorists to lock their car and remove all valuables, no matter whether you park on, or off road. Most thieves are opportunists and will enter private properties, public carparks and garages to look for insecure vehicles.

• Do not leave valuables on display

• Park in well-lit places

• Always lock all doors & shut windows, physically checking vehicle doors are locked.

• Keep your keys safe and away from doors and windows

• Consider upgrading locks/fitting additional protection.

• Information on Police approved products can be found at www.securedbydesign.com

Motorists are also advised to register their property for free at www.immobilise.com by taking note of the serial numbers and models, and to use ultraviolet pen to (invisibly) mark their property, which increases the chances of having them returned to you in the event of being lost or stolen.

For further home security and general crime reduction information please go to 1st Principle at https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

Suffolk Constabulary has recently joined forces with a home security company to help make properties in the county more secure. Residents may want to consider installing a Ring Video Doorbell device which can, via a motion sensor, capture footage of activity outside their property. Please visit  www.ring.com for more details.

To report any suspicious behaviour – https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/suspiciousbehaviour_0.pdf