Three Suffolk shops targeted in overnight ram raids
PUBLISHED: 08:18 11 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:42 11 December 2018
Police have been called to three overnight ram raids at shops in Ipswich, Combs Ford and Brantham.
Officers were called at around 11.50pm last night, Monday, December 10, to reports of a ram raid at the East of England Co-op shop in Combs Ford near Stowmarket.
A police spokesman said suspects had not made entry to the store but had caused damage to the shop front.
At 12.40am in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, December 11, police received further reports of a ram raid taking place at the East of England Coop in Acacia Court, Brantham.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said the suspects had not gained entry to the store.
“Witnesses suggest a silver estate car was used,” he said. “There is an indication this car suffered from rear end damage.”
At around 1am, police received a third report on a ram raid at McColls in Stoke Park Drive, Ipswich.
“Suspects had gained entry to the shop although officers do not yet know what was taken,” a spokesman said.
A spokesman for the East of England Co-op, said: “I can confirm that two incidents took place at East of England Co-op stores over night– an attempted burglary at our Combs Ford Supermarket, and an attempted ram raid at our store at Acacia Court, Brantham.
“Our Combs Ford Supermarket reopened this morning and our Brantham store is currently closed whilst Scenes of Crime Officers carry out their investigations, before repairs are made and the store is tidied.
“These attempted burglaries were thwarted by our state-of-the-art alarm receiving centre, which enables us to monitor each of our stores 24 hours a day.
“We’ve also introduced further security measures across our stores, including physical barriers
“Anyone with information should contact Suffolk police, or call Crimestoppers anonymously.”
If you know anything that could assist officers in their investigation, or have seen the silver estate car described, call police on 101 quoting crime reference CAD 15 of today.