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Spate of wheel thefts in Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds




Car owners in Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket have been left baffled after a number of them were targeted by thieves who stole their wheels.

Two separate incidents happened in Moreton Hall just minutes from each other between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning before the owners awoke to find their wheels had been taken.

The owner of a car targeted in Richard Walker Close who wished to remain anonymous, said: "Me and my partner we woke up to go to work yesterday morning, we both work in the hospital, so came to the car like 6:45 and noticed there was no wheels on the car and they were left on the wooden bricks.

This BMW was targeted in Richard Walker Close on the Moreton Hall estate
This BMW was targeted in Richard Walker Close on the Moreton Hall estate

The owner said they called the police straight away but that because of weather conditions, foreign fingerprints could not be detected.

The owner and her partner have contacted their insurance company and for the time being are using a courtesy car.

The crime reference number is: 37/66872/20.

The owner of the BMW targeted in Richard Walker Close said their insurance was likely to go up because of the thefts
The owner of the BMW targeted in Richard Walker Close said their insurance was likely to go up because of the thefts

Just a few minutes walk away in Wagtail Drive, and on the same night, the owner of another car was targeted right outside her house.

All four wheels were stolen from the vehicle.

The crime reference number is: 37/67070/20

Two other similar incidents happened in Stowmarket last night as well.

Another car was targeted just a few minutes walk from the car in Richard Walker Close on the same night
Another car was targeted just a few minutes walk from the car in Richard Walker Close on the same night

In the first, four wheels were removed from a vehicle in Swift Drive.

In the second, again four wheels were taken from a vehicle in Wren Close, just three minutes walk away.

The crime reference number for these two incidents is: 37/67070/20

Police are asking anyone with information on the four incidents to get in touch quoting the reference numbers provided.

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