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Rash of car break-ins in Haverhill

Four cars have been broken into in Haverhill over the course of two successive nights, prompting a police reminder to vehicle owners to remove valuable items and ensure they are locked.

In the first of the thefts, a silver Saab 93 parked in Clements Lane was entered overnight between Thursday, July 2 and Friday 3 and a wallet containing bank cards and an engagement ring was stolen from the glove-box (crime ref: 37/37148/20).

Suffolk Police safer neighbourhood team's car
Suffolk Police safer neighbourhood team's car

A purse and bag were taken from an unlocked grey Ford Focus parked on a driveway on the High Street between 9pm last Friday and 8am the next day. The crime number is 37/37572/20.

In the early hours of last Friday, on Parr Road, another car was broken into and a wallet taken after a passenger window was smashed.

Cards from the wallet were subsequently used fraudulently at a petrol station later the same morning (ref: 3737/37229/20).

Entry was also gained to a silver BMW, on a driveway on Helions Park Avenue sometime between 00.01am and 6am last Saturday. A sports bag and phone accessories were removed (crime ref: 37/37582/20).

Most thefts from cars are opportunist, so officers would remind motorists, where possible, not to leave valuables in the vehicles overnight and to always remove them from their vehicle.

For further guidance on keeping your vehicle secure please visit: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/vehiclesecurity_0.pdf

If you have any information about any of these thefts please contact Suffolk police, quoting the relevant crime reference number by calling 101 or going to: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

You can also contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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