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Police warn drivers to keep it locked

PUBLISHED: 12:26 23 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:14 03 March 2010

POLICE in Woodbridge are urging motorists to remember to lock their vehicles and take valuables with them after a series of thefts from cars parked in Tunstall.

POLICE in Woodbridge are urging motorists to remember to lock their vehicles and take valuables with them after a series of thefts from cars parked in Tunstall.

Vehicles parked in the forest area have been targeted over the past three Saturday afternoons, with cars in the Broom Heath area also being broken into last weekend.

On Saturday there were four reported thefts from vehicles in these areas with handbags, containing cash, cards and personal items, and photographic equipment being taken.

The two thefts at Kyson Point, Broom Heath, occurred between 11am and 1.50pm and the two at Tunstall between 2 and 3.45pm.

Inspector Trevor Brundle, Woodbridge sector commander, urged people never to leave valuables in their vehicles – even for a short time.

"Always remember to lock your car and please take any valuables with you or leave them at home. It doesn't matter if you think you have left them out of sight, thieves are aware that you may have stowed them under a seat and it only takes a minute for them to break in.

"It is important that people report anything suspicious or anything stolen immediately – if they call 999 we can react in minutes and we are more likely to catch the offenders."

Police would also like to hear from people if they see a vehicle which has been broken into and are appealing for information on any of the two latest incidents:

N Saturday, January 12; a car parked in a lay-by off the B1078 at Tunstall between 3pm and 4pm being broken into and photographic equipment and personal documents being taken;

N Saturday, January 5; thieves attempted to gain entry to one vehicle and stole cash, cards and a mobile phone from another parked in the Tunstall forest area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodbridge police on 01473 383460.

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