Ipswich: Police urge victims to speak up following spate of break-ins

POLICE have urged victims of car crime to come forward following a spate of break-ins.

Thieves struck in the Gainsborough Road and Constable Road areas during the weekend, leaving residents concerned.

One incident saw a car broken into and a sat-nav stolen, while other similar incidents during the weekends have seen vehicles entered and ransacked with no items taken from inside.

Some residents have expressed fears that the culprits could be using a special device to access cars, but a police spokeswoman said there had been no evidence of this.

Meanwhile, other residents have also voiced concerns over street lighting in the area, fearing the recent crimes were occurring due to the shield of darkness.

The lack of street lighting at night was also seen as an issue which residents also spoke out against following several incidents of tyre slashing in Rosehill Road last month.

Today, Suffolk Constabulary urged anyone who had been affected by car crime in the area to make contact with officers. Sgt Mark Lusher, from Ipswich Central Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Police have taken reports of three thefts from motor vehicles parked in Gainsborough Road and Constable Road overnight on Sunday, July 29. As a result officers will be increasing high visibility patrols in the area and conducting inquiries.

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“We are urging anyone with information about the incidents or who saw anyone suspicious in the area at the time to call 101.”

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