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Police are urging the public to keep valuables out of parked vehicles after a spate of thefts in Ipswich and south Suffolk.

Over the past week, Suffolk Constabulary has recorded nine incidents in which wallets and cash were stolen from vehicles in central and north-west Ipswich.

The thefts reportedly took place overnight in Westholme Road, Adair Road, Fulham Way, St George’s Street, Cecil Road and Draymans Way, among other locations.

Police have issued tips to drivers to avoid being the victims of vehicle crime.
Police have issued tips to drivers to avoid being the victims of vehicle crime.

Similar incidents occurred in Ash Grove, in Capel St Mary, and Clopton Gardens in Hadleigh.

Anybody with information on the aforementioned offences should contact the police on 101, or file a report via Suffolk Constabulary's website.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be submitted to CrimeStoppers.

In many cases, the vehicles were left unlocked - but police note that thieves also smashed windows to gain access to valuables.

Such items should, therefore, be removed from cars, vans and other vehicles when not in use.

Valuables should never be left on display, and vehicle doors must be locked when not attended.

Where possible, drivers should park in well-lit areas.