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Victim of theft of tools from van in Ingham, near Bury St Edmunds, speaks out





The victim of a power tools theft from a van has spoken of the financial and professional impact.

Thousands of pounds worth of tools were stolen from the van which was broken into in Culford Road, Ingham, between 10pm on Tuesday and 6.30am yesterday.

The Makita tools included skills saws, combi drills, impact drivers jigsaw, grinder, SDS drill, reciprocating saw, double chargers, 5amp batteries and a DeWalt tool box.

Thousands of pounds worth of tools were stolen from the van which was broken into in Culford Road, Ingham, between 10pm on Tuesday and 6.30am yesterday. Picture: istock
Thousands of pounds worth of tools were stolen from the van which was broken into in Culford Road, Ingham, between 10pm on Tuesday and 6.30am yesterday. Picture: istock

The victim said: “It's very disheartening that hardworking people, trying to make a living, end up being targeted with thousands of pounds worth of tools stolen, which are then sold for pittance.

“Not only do the tools need replacing, but we're unable to finish the jobs we are working on and won't be able to complete them until the new tools arrive.

“The damage caused to the van will also need repairing meaning more days off work.”

They said it was an inconvenience to say the least, without the thought of people watching them and their property and skulking about in the night.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Suffolk Police quoting 37/16896/24.

It follows a spate of thefts from vans in the Bury St Edmunds area in recent weeks.

Between 5.30pm on Tuesday and 6.45am yesterday, a van parked in Hervey Road was broken into.

It was searched and a number of tools including a disc cutter, drill, nail gun, saw and battery were stolen.