Ram raiders strike at Suffolk factory

AN appeal for information has been made today following a ram raid at a factory on a Suffolk industrial estate.Three balaclava-clad men knocked through a rear wall and entered the main workshop at Beehive Coils, a large factory which specialises in copper piping, in Newmarket, between 6pm and 8.

AN appeal for information has been made today following a ram raid at a factory on a Suffolk industrial estate.

Three balaclava-clad men knocked through a rear wall and entered the main workshop at Beehive Coils, a large factory which specialises in copper piping, in Newmarket, between 6pm and 8.40pm yesterday.

They loaded three large drums of copper on to a van belonging to the company, which was parked inside the building.

A forklift truck was then used to ram a large roller door out of its runners. The men drove the van through the broken door and out into the yard, before driving through some secure gates and out into Studlands Park Avenue.

Police were alerted after the raiders activated an alarm. They arrived at the scene as the van drove away down Willie Snaith Road.

The van was then abandoned in the middle of the road with the drums of copper inside.

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The men made off on foot before being picked up in a G-reg blue Ford Sierra 4x4, which sped off on to the A14.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the offence or anyone who has information relating to it. Those who can help should call Pc Brian Glancy on 01284 774100.