Probe as yobs target vehicles

IPSWICH police are today appealing for information after nearly a dozen vehicles including a bus were targeted by criminals in the town.

IPSWICH police are today appealing for information after nearly a dozen vehicles including a bus were targeted by criminals in the town.

A group of yobs overturned a red microcar in Gannet Road, Ipswich around 7pm on Sunday by rocking the vehicle which was parked on a driveway. Extensive damage was caused to the paintwork and windows.

The culprits are described as three white and three black males who were all wearing dark clothing. One of them was walking a dog.

In a separate incident a white Fiat Decato van was broken into in Annbrook Road and tools valued at more than �3,500 were stolen from inside.

Among the haul was a quantity of hand tools in a chest, a yellow/black Dewalt flip saw, a yellow/black Dewalt fixing drill, a yellow/black Dewalt chop saw, and a blue Makita impact driver battery drill.

A blue Bosch impact driver battery drill was also taken, along with a yellow/black Dewalt jigsaw in a case and a yellow/black Dewalt circular saw.

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The theft occurred between 6pm last Friday and 7.20am last Saturday.

Officers are also hunting a vandal who threw an object at a bus in the Chantry area.

A window in the middle of the green and white single decker was smashed in Robin Drive during the incident, which occurred on March 16.

Three cars were also targeted on Wednesday, March 18.

A blue Peugeot 306 and a silver Ford Focus estate both parked in the community centre car park in Highfield Road were broken into and searched but nothing was taken. The attempted thefts occurred between 6pm and 10pm on March 18.

Meanwhile, on the same day in Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich 11am and 3pm four windows of an orange Daewoo 225 Excavator which was left on the A14 marsh embankment on Orwell Park near Pond Hall Farm were smashed.

Elsewhere, four vehicles parked at the rear of the Gala Bingo car park in Ranelagh Road were broken in to around 8.25pm on March 17.

However, the culprit was disturbed by police and fled empty-handed towards the riverbank and railway line. He is described as being around 5ft 10in tall and was wearing a white hooded top and was carrying a black drawstring bag.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents should telephone 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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