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Ipswich: Warning to secure vehicles and remove valuable items

17:15 14 February 2014

Cars broken into in Ipswich

Cars broken into in Ipswich

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Police are warning drivers to secure their vehicles and remove valuable items, after four insecure cars were entered in Ipswich.

The first incident happened in Cavendish Street between 10.30pm on Tuesday, February 11 and 6am on Wednesday, February 12. An amount of cash was stolen from within.

The following three incidents happened between 6pm on Wednesday, February 12 and 8am on Thursday, February 13. In Ancaster Road a sat nav was stolen, in Abbotsbury Close a car stereo and air compresser were stolen and in Almondhayes an iPhone 5 was stolen.

Anyone with information relating to these crimes is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

Drivers can take simple steps to reduce the chances of becoming a victim:

- Lock windows and doors whenever you park, even if you ‘nip’ into a shop, or are parked on your driveway at night.

- Don’t leave anything in your car - remove all temptations from view even including bags, clothes and tools as well as the usual sat nav, wallet and mobile phone.

- If you have a sat nav, remove it and the holder and wipe away the suction pad marks.

- If you have a garage at home use it.

- Security devices can help deter criminals such as steering wheel locks, immobilisers and alarms.

2 comments

  • Have you never had your phone fall out of your pocket while you've been driving and you only realise when you go to make a call or text Lee? Doubt it's a scam as no insurance policy would cover and unattended, unlocked vehicle so no money would get paid out! There are probably unlocked vehicles in every street of Ipswich and these criminals are making a living out of it. All it takes is responsibility from car owners to stop these thieves dead in the water, we can do it!

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    IpswichResident

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • This sounds like a scam to me. Surely no one is as dopey as to leave a iPhone 5 in the car. Wtf.

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    Lee Davies

    Friday, February 14, 2014

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