Raiders strike in three separate burglaries across West Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses and urging businesses to be vigilant following three burglaries in West Suffolk.

The first incident took place during the early hours of Thursday, July 26, at HSS Hire, in Cratfield Road, Bury St Edmunds.

An unknown offender forced entry by smashing a glass pane in a door. A quantity of industrial tools including, concrete breakers, drills, a floor sander and other unknown items were stolen(42015/18).

The second incident took place during the daytime on the same day at an agricultural business in Wickhambrook.

An unknown offender was witnessed leaving a building after the alarm had been activated. A chainsaw, strimmer and a set of hedge trimmers were stolen from inside (41922/18).

The third incident took place at 2.15am on Friday, July 27, at another business in Milner Road, on the Chilton Road Industrial Estate, in Sudbury (42030/18).

Two unknown offenders forced entry into Travis Perkins via a side door and stole a number of power tool including, a drill, saws and several pairs of construction boots, among other items.

Officers are currently keeping an open mind regarding whether these incidents are linked and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed any of the incidents, saw any suspicious activity or has knowledge of any of the incidents should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting the relevant crime reference number.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

For crime prevention advice visit: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/roads-and-vehicles/tool-smart and https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

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