Vans broken into with tools stolen

Police are appealing for information and warning trades people in particular to be vigilant, following the theft of tools from vans in Bury St Edmunds.

The first incident occurred in Bright Close between 6pm on Friday, February 9, and 11am on Saturday, February 10, where a van was broken into and a toolbox was stolen. The toolbox was later found in a nearby road.

A second theft occurred in Bright Close between 8pm on Friday, February 9, and 12pm on Sunday, February 11, where entry was gained to a van by drilling a hole in a side door and hand tools were stolen.

There was a third incident in a car park behind Banks Walk, which took place between 4pm on Friday, February 9, and 7.50am on Tuesday, February 13. A hole was made in a side door panel and various hand tools were stolen.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Crime Coordination Centre, quoting the relevant reference numbers above:

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Phone – Call 101.

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

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