Raiders strike at a number of stables in West Suffolk

A series of raids have taken place at stables in the Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds areas with various items stolen including feed, fuel and horse tack.

The first took place in the early hours of Wednesday, March 11, at a stables on Hamilton Road. Once inside the premises bags of feed/supplement, clippers, leaf blower, a quantity of fuel and a radio were taken.

A second took place also on Hamilton Road in the early hours of Thursday, March 12. A security light, horse tack, vet’s equipment and a torch were taken.

Two unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry to business premises in Herringswell, on Saturday, March 14, at about 7.15pm by using unknown items to cause damage to gate, locks and door panels.

An attempted burglary took place at a stables on Warren Road, at Kennett, on March 15, at about 10.30pm. During hours of darkness an alarm system has sounded leading the victim to believe someone has been deterred when attempting to access an outbuilding. Nothing was stolen.

On Wednesday, March 18, between 6pm and 9pm, unknown suspect(s) forced electric gates to a premises on North End Road, in Exning, and then entered the office by forcing the door and removed horse tack, boots and waterproofs.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity, has knowledge of the incidents or knows the whereabouts of any of the items stolen they should contact police, quoting the relevant reference number.

Owners of stables are advised to follow the following First Principle security advice

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Phone – Call 101.

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form:

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