Mum's anger at stereo thieves

A SINGLE mother has today spoken of her fury after thieves broke into her car and stole her stereo.Just 20 minutes after Debbie Jay had left her home in Wicklow Road, Ipswich, a neighbour arrived home and discovered the car window had been smashed.

A SINGLE mother has today spoken of her fury after thieves broke into her car and stole her stereo.

Just 20 minutes after Debbie Jay had left her home in Wicklow Road, Ipswich, a neighbour arrived home and discovered the car window had been smashed.

The neighbour contacted police and when mother-of-one Ms Jay returned home from an evening out with friends she discovered a note explaining what had happened.

Ms Jay said: “It certainly wasn't the end to the evening I had hoped for.

“I was just really disappointed. I struggle to work and provide for my daughter and yet here is somebody who obviously just waited for me to leave the house and then broke into my car.

“I don't sit around waiting for money to fall in my lap, I work hard to look after myself and my child and yet here is somebody who thinks it is OK to take other people's property. It is shocking.”

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Ms Jay, 47, contacted police the following day and scenes of crime officers visited her property to investigate.

She said: “The police have been really good about everything but I can't help but feel it will be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

“I have had to pay out the excess on my insurance and will have to pay for a new stereo and my insurance payments will go up.

“And yet all of this is through no fault of my own.”

Police are asking anyone with information about the theft which happened at around 8.40pm last Saturday to contact sergeant Matthew Connick at the north west safer neighbourhood team on 01473 613500.

Have you been the victim of crime in this area? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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