FAMILY left shaken after burglary

A FRIGHTENED family today told how intruders broke in to their house as their young son slept nearby before escaping with their £33,000 high-performance car.

A FRIGHTENED family today told how intruders broke in to their house as their young son slept nearby before escaping with their £33,000 high-performance car.

The Harvey family from Rushmere St Andrew were horrified to wake up on Saturday to find the thieves had sneaked into their home in the dead of night and stolen personal items and the Alfa Romeo.

Beverley Harvey said: "We just felt sick.

"We were asleep and didn't hear anything. They'd come in through the kitchen window. It's a very small window and it's really high up.


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"I can only see there being two of them and perhaps one helped to lift the other up."

Mrs Harvey told how her husband Patrick was preparing to leave for work at 7.15am when he noticed his wallet, mobile phone and keys for their Beech Road house and family car were gone.

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Seconds later the couple discovered the blue GTA 156 sports car was gone from the driveway and, for a few terrifying seconds, were worried about their 13-year-old son who was sleeping close to where the burglars had entered the house.

Like Mr and Mrs Harvey, he remained fast asleep throughout the burglary and had no idea the thieves had struck.

Mrs Harvey said: "The worst thing is knowing you've had somebody climb through you back window.

"I'm just glad I didn't bump into anybody climbing through the window."

She added: "The police said the thieves could have been watching us for a while and staked us out."

The family believe they were targeted by an organised gang who were specifically after the sports car as two vans were left untouched on the driveway.

Mrs Harvey said: "They could have taken loads of things. I personally think it has been properly organised.

"The police said there was a similar one up Foxhall Road way."

The family is urging anyone who saw people acting suspiciously in the Beech Road area at about the time of the burglary or in the days beforehand to call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.

N Have you fallen victim to a similar crime? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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