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Driver may hold clue to burglary

PUBLISHED: 11:39 14 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:32 03 March 2010

SUFFOLK detectives are trying to trace the driver of a car who they believe may have spoken to a burglar who stole more than £10,000 of goods.

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SUFFOLK detectives are trying to trace the driver of a car who they believe may have spoken to a burglar who stole more than £10,000 of goods.

Some time between 12.30pm and 2pm on March 8 a property in Stoke Road, Leavenheath, near Stoke-by-Nayland, was broken into.

Items of antique furniture, ceramics and silverware worth about £11,000 were stolen.

Police have spoken to someone who was in the area at the time and saw a red saloon car parked near to the property.

A man described as aged 30 to 35 with a shaven head and scruffy appearance was sitting in the driver's seat. He got out, lifted the bonnet of the vehicle and appeared to be checking a problem with the engine.

A woman driving a Peugeot 306 stopped and offered assistance to the man but he declined it.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable James Nicoll said: "We need to speak to the lady driving the Peugeot as she may be able to give us a more detailed description of the car driver.

"It is of course possible that the red car was parked in Stoke Road quite innocently and if that is the case we would ask the driver to come forward so he can be eliminated from our inquiries."

Anyone who was in the area at the time or saw someone acting suspiciously is asked to contact Dc James Nicoll at Sudbury CID on 01284 774350 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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