Town fan's tools stolen

A LOYAL Town fan is counting the cost today after £1400 worth of tools were stolen from his van during a spate of attacks on parked cars in the Ipswich this week.

A LOYAL Town fan is counting the cost today after £1400 worth of tools were stolen from his van during a spate of attacks on parked cars in the Ipswich this week.

Roy Death parked his prized metallic silver Mazda van on the grass verge along Birkfield Drive before the game on Tuesday night .

While he was enjoying watching our boys knock Burnley for six, crafty thieves broke into his van and took power tools valued at more than £1400.

The 52-year-old, of Stockton Close, Hadleigh, did not notice until he got home because the thieves had made such a good job of covering their tracks.


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He said: "They broke the barrel in the drivers door, managed to disable the alarm and take all my tools.

"They must have used a professional piece of equipment as the cheeky sods replaced the barrel and locked it back up again, leaving the van undamaged."

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Mr Death has been a Town season ticket holder for more than seven years and has always parked along Birkfield Drive without incident. He will not be risking it in the future.

Among the missing equipment was a drill the self-employed floor-layer had owned for nearly 40 years. But Mr Death is most keen to get back a battery operated combination drill and jigsaw that his wife bought him for his birthday in March.

He is offering a £100 reward for information leading to the recovery of the tools.

On the same night a mobile phone, 20 CDs and a CD player were stolen from a van parked in Castle Road, Ipswich between 12.30am and 2am.

A VW van was broken into in All Saints Road, Ipswich, between 11.40pm on Monday and 6.45am Tuesday. Power tools amounting to £350 were stolen.

Also over Tuesday night a Citroen AX car was broken into in Penny Royal Gardens and CD player was stolen.

A spokeswoman for Ipswich Police said: "We are re-iterating our advice to vehicle owners to ensure items are not left on display following the vehicles thefts. Pop-out stereos should be removed, alarms fitted if possible. Make sure your vehicle is secure at all times, and try to park in a well lit area."

Calls in relation to these incidents should be made to 01473 613500 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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