Suffolk Police have issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with two thefts.
IPSWICH Goddard Road
Wednesday 12th October 13:00hrs.
LOWESTOFT North Quay Retail Park
Friday 12th October 12:20hrs...
In both instances the victims were approached by a man asking directions and it’s thought a second man has then stolen their purses whilst they had been distracted. Money was subsequently withdrawn from both victim’s bank accounts.
The first man is described as white, between 5ft 10inches and 6ft tall, in his late 30’s .He is medium to stocky build , has dark hair and spoke with a foreign accent. The second man is also described as in his late 30’s, with light hair, He is slightly shorter and of smaller build to the first man.
Do you recognise these men or if you see them in your area? Please call local Police telephone 101 reference Lowestoft Police 60874/16

BOCKING Vanguard Way
Wednesday 7th December 13:00hrs.
Suspect unidentified removed £300 from victim’s wallet whilst pretending to be from the Water Board.

Please note there are a number of ways criminal will try to distract you in a car park in order to steal your bank cards or money.
Punctured Tyre: When the shopper returns to the car park with their shopping, an offender distracts them, tells them one of their tyres has a puncture and shows the m a nail sticking out of it.
Dropped Money: An offender will distract the victim by informing them they have dropped some money.
Directions help: The offender, carrying a map, asks for directions .The map is opened right out, giving cover to an accomplice the car unseen...
In each of these methods the victim is distracted which allows the offender’s accomplice access to the car to steal property such as a handbag or purse or to pickpocket the victim.

It is believed the offender or accomplice will have been standing close to the shopper as they pay their goods in the store using the bank card –enabling them to see the PIN number for the card.
In order to reduce the chances of becoming a target for this crime: Always cover the number pad when entering your PIN number when purchasing goods or when withdrawing money from a cash point.
Be aware if there is someone standing close to you in the payment queue, or if there is someone at the other end of payment aisle who appears to be waiting for someone.
If you place your handbag inside your car while you put your shopping in the boot make sure it is not easily reachable-for example place it on the back seat with the doors locked.

Thomas Way
Friday 9th December between 00:40hrs and 00:50hrs.

Suspect unidentified removed a black GT Mountain bike with black handle bars with orange strips.

Coldnailhurst Avenue
Monday 5th December 17:00hrs and 17:35hrs.

Suspect unknown stole a dark grey /turquoise mountain bike v £250 which was left UNSECURED on the front garden.

WITHAM Yare Avenue (2)

Between Friday 2nd December 19:30hrs and Saturday 3rd December 07:51 hrs.
Suspect unknown gained entry to blue Ford Transit van and stole Husqvarne Petrol Disc Cutter 9 v £500 and a Nikita Hammer Drill v£150.
Between Friday 2nd December 20:00hrs and Saturday 3rd December 08:13hrs.
Suspect unknown entered a white Ford Transit Connect van and stole two battery operated Dewalt drills.

BRAINTREE Station Road

Wednesday 30th November between 13:00hrs and 16:28hrs.

Suspect unknown smashed drover’s window of secure locked and alarmed silver Ford Focus Zetec and reached in to remove victim’s black rucksack v£60. Also IPad v £200 from passenger footwell.
HALSTEAD Hedingham Road

Between Thursday 8th December 17:00hrs and Friday 9th December 15:46hrs.
Suspect unknown gained entry to red Iveco 35C14 and removed work tools v£4000.
Between 8th December 21:30hrs and Friday b9th December 07:37hrs.
Suspect unknown forced open the tool box on the side of a Landrover Defender and tools taken

PANFIELD Meadow Close

Between Thursday 8th December16:30hrs and Friday 9th December 11:01hrs.
Suspect unknown entered INSECURE car in his driveway and a Sat Nav , Dash Cam was stolen.

BRAINTREE Trinovantian Way
Between Thursday 8th December 19:00hrs and Friday 9th December 11:53hrs.
Suspect unknown removed grey BMW 116i from cul de sac opposite victim’s driveway

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WITHAM Saturday 3rd December between 15:00hrs and 23:00hrs. Suspect unknown gained entry via smashing the rear double glazed window, and the lock on the rear door was forced. Asian gold was stolen.
GOSFIELD Halstead Road between Tuesday 6th December 13:00hrs and Wednesday 7th December 10:50hrs. Suspect unknown smashed a glass panel next to front door and opened the door from inside .Entry gained and jewellery and Christmas cards were stolen.
PANFIELD Shalford Road: Wednesday 7th December between 14:30hrs and 16:18hrs. Suspect unknown gained entry by smashing lounge window, unknown what was taken.
BRAINTREE The Ley: Friday 2nd December between 04:10hrs and 22:11hrs. Suspect unknown gained entry to victim’s house via forcing the UPVC door and items taken form bedrooms.

 THIS NEWSLETTER’S ARTICLES : It is noted that , on occasions , some of these incidents are NOT on YOUR doorstep and even quite a few miles away. However as we all know offenders do not recognise “borders”. Therefore as good Neighbourhood Watch members we should advise our communities of some incidents so we can try to prevent them happening in your area. Indeed we should always be aware what occurs reasonably close to where we live?
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