Witnesses needed following spate of car break-ins in Ipswich over the weekend

Ipswich has been the target of a number of car-related crimes in the past two months

Ipswich has been the target of a number of car-related crimes in the past two months - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Thieves have targeted a number of parked cars in a spate of break-ins in Ipswich over the weekend.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, two cars were broken into in the Ipswich central area.

CCTV showed two men inside a car at 3.50am on Fuchsia Lane.

Two Playboy purses, one black and one tan coloured, containing £200 in cash were stolen from the car.

Another car was broken into 40 minutes later in Myrtle Road, less than a mile away from the first incident.

A Suffolk police spokesman said a member of the public had spotted someone in a car who was known not to be the owner.

When confronted, the man left the scene without stealing anything.

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He is described as being white, of skinny build, in his 20s, and with a Suffolk accent. He was believed to be wearing a dark hat, a dark top, and white trainers.

Two and a half miles away, in north east Ipswich, a car was broken into on Inverness Road at some point between 5pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

A RAC Parker pen, three Beatles CDs, and a Tom Tom sat nav were stolen.

On the same road, at 6.30am on Sunday a police spokesman said a man was seen by a car with a torch, he then ran off when disturbed.

The car had been broken into and an untidy search had been carried out, but nothing was taken.

This comes after two major incidents of car damage in the town in the last couple of months.

In August, 30 cars were vandalised over the course of one Bank Holiday evening in Alan Road, Ipswich.

Cars and vans were scratched and dented and a police spokesman said he believed a “late-night reveller” could have been the culprit.

Last month, six vehicles were damaged on Ranelagh Road, two on Broomwade Close, and a further seven cars had their tyres slashed on Nelson Road and Boston Road, all within a 24-hour period.

Anyone with any information about these latest incidents should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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