1. Report it - Retail theft

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Please fill out as much relevant information as you can as you proceed through the form. Once completed, click the 'submit the crime' button to finish.

If you want to report a crime anonymously then please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please do not use this form for urgent enquiries. In an emergency always call 999.

For detailed advice on when to call 999 or 101 click here

Missing people should not be reported online and should be reported by calling 101.


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Call 999 immediately if:

  • The crime is still in progress
  • Someone's injured, being threatened or in imminent danger
  • The offender is still at the scene.

What do I need?

  • Your organisation details, including  address and postcode
  • Your personal details
  • Details of the crime - when and where it happened
  • Description of the items stolen
  • Permission from the victim or organisation if you're reporting it on their behalf

If you don't know the answer to a question, please state 'Unknown'.

As a victim of crime you may be contacted following your report to complete a satisfaction survey about the service provided.

If you're unsure if you should be reporting to the police, you can check if it's a police matter here

Did you try to report this incident via the 101 number?
Please confirm this report is not urgent as stated above
Was the crime committed in Suffolk?

This crime cannot be reported to Suffolk Police. Find the force here where the offence took place.

If you are reporting an incident where someone has not paid for the use of goods or services please confirm you believe this act to have been done dishonestly.

Indicators of dishonesty may be:

  • Concealing their or a vehicle''s identity
  • Having done this before
  • Left or driven off at speed  

If you think this is an honest mistake you can make a civil recovery. For theft of petrol you can fill in a V888/2 form at www.gov.uk to pursue this further.

I believe the act to have been done dishonestly