Thieves target Town fans

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after ten cars were broken into during an Ipswich Town football match.The thefts took place in the centre of Ipswich during a nine-hour period on Saturday.

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after ten cars were broken into during an Ipswich Town football match.

The thefts took place in the centre of Ipswich during a nine-hour period on Saturday.

Two cars were targeted in Upper Barclay Street, three in Portman's Walk, three in Princes Street, and two in Paul's Road, between 2pm and 11pm.

It is believed some of the vehicles which were broken into belonged to Ipswich Town fans, who were enjoying the Blues' 2-0 Championship victory over Charlton Athletic at Portman Road.

Car stereos, satellite navigation systems and an MP3 player were among the valuable items stolen.

Police today urged members of the public who may have been in the areas of the thefts at the time or who may have any information on the offences to contact them.

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If you can help police in their enquiries, call sgt Rocky Hussain at the South West Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Was your vehicle targeted? Contact the Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324840 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk