Motorists urged to hide their valuables

MOTORISTS are today being urged to lock their vehicles and remove valuables after three thefts of satellite navigation systems in villages near Ipswich in two days.

MOTORISTS are today being urged to lock their vehicles and remove valuables after three thefts of satellite navigation systems in villages near Ipswich in two days.

Thieves broke into a van outside a home in Elm Road, Rushmere, and stole a satellite navigation system and charger between 7.30pm on Monday and 7.45am on Tuesday.

A satellite navigation system holder and charger and a blue and grey sports bag were stolen from a red Ford car parked in the same road between 10.30pm on Monday and 7.25am on Tuesday and another vehicle outside the same address was broken into but nothing was stolen.

Thieves also broke into a green Skoda outside Tuddenham Village Hall in Westerfield Road and stole another satellite navigation system between 6.15pm and 10pm on Tuesday.

A police spokeswoman said: “A handbag 'hidden' under a seat, a satellite navigation system on the dashboard or a phone left on a seat is an easy target.

“An opportunist thief will break in to take a look. Take valuables with you and lock anything else in the boot.”

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Motorists were urged to lock car doors, close windows and lock sunroofs even if cars are left in garages.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to contact Woodbridge police on 01473 613500.