Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C


Ipswich: Shop owner’s disappointment as burglars break into store and steal £7,000 of products including cigarettes

17:20 29 July 2014

Thieves broke into V Mart in Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich.

Thieves broke into V Mart in Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich.


An Ipswich convenience store owner today spoke of his disappointment after thieves broke into his shop and stole more than £7,000 of cigarettes, cash and alcohol.


Officials at V Mart, in Upper Orwell Street, say they will be stepping up security after the raid in the early hours of Monday, as it is the second burglary incident in just three months.

The offenders broke through the back door of the property at about 2.20am on Monday and the stolen cigarettes, which had a value of about £6,000, about £1,000 of alcohol, a laptop.

It is understood they also broke the till and stole cash.

Rajeev Ravindran, owner of the store, said: “I am very disappointed that it has happened. This is a new business, we just started seven months ago.

“It was a very horrible situation.”

Mr Ravindran said he is now planning to install a metal grille shutter at the rear of the property and will be putting a burglar alarm in place in a bid to deter thieves.

He added: “I did not expect it in (burglary) a place like this.”

Police are investigating the incident and are asking anyone who was in the area at the time, or anyone who has information, to come forward.

The offenders have been described as being of average build and they were dressed in all-dark coloured clothing.

If you can help police with their investigation, please contact Pc Barrie Colquhoun from Ipswich on 101, quoting crime reference IC/14/2995. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


1 comment

  • “I did not expect it in (burglary) a place like this.” Really, ? What in lovely respectable Ipswich? Maybe you expected someone to break in and leave you £7k worth of stock. As for no burglar alarm, I have no sympathy. You'd better get one quick, because you've also just told everyone you don't have one, and I'm guessing no camera's either.

    Report this comment

    You What

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

The launch of 'Pigs Gone Wild' at Trinity Park.

A piggie parade that is set to draw many visitors to Ipswich and raise £100,000 for a hospice charity took off in style last night at a glittering launch event.

Needham Road in Stowmarket where the crash took place

An 81-year-old cyclist who sustained serious injuries following a collision in Stowmarket last week has died.

Glen Chisholm with baby Clinton 18 years ago.

Eighteen years ago the Ipswich Hospital Neonatal Unit saved the life of premature baby Clinton Chisholm.

The new bridge over Bramford Road takes shape.

It is 30 years since the face of Ipswich was changed completely with the opening of the final section of the town’s southern bypass.

Ipswich Basketball Club prepare for the new season at Copleston Sports Centre.

Copleston Sports Centre and Ipswich Basketball Club plea for investors to make long-awaited dream a reality

Michael Scott, chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust . Photo: Steve Adams

A lack of beds and increased demand led to a four-fold increase in the cost of sending people with mental health problems outside of Norfolk and Suffolk in 2014/15.

Video:Poundworld opens in Ipswich

Yesterday, 11:25
Poundworld opens in Ipswich

The fourth bargain-basement shop in Ipswich town centre opened this morning.

The area in Clarkson Street where two gangs fought on September 23

Four people were arrested in drug raids carried out at six premises in the Wilberforce Street and Clarkson Street areas of Ipswich yesterday.

Pc Jason Lambourne

When Pc Jason Lambourne isn’t working for Suffolk Constabulary, he dons another emergency services uniform for work as an extra in hit television shows and films, including the latest 007 movie.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is in attendance.

A woman has suffered a “potentially life-changing” head injury during a crash in Beccles.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages