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Debenham – Man charged in connection with ram raid

A 30-year-old man from Essex has been charged following a ram-raid at a business premises in Debenham.

Officers were called just after 3.30am yesterday morning, Tuesday 12 November, to reports that a JCB Teleporter had been used to break into the front of the Co-op store in Chancery Lane.

The cash machine was stolen from inside the building and placed in the back of a white Ford Transit van, which then fled the scene with a Red Audi S4 following behind. Three men were seen to have participated in the burglary.

Several police units were sent to the scene and surrounding area and a search for the suspect vehicles took place.

At 4.05am a police unit encountered what was believed to be the suspect red Audi in Green Lane, Syleham, and made tactical contact with it to prevent it from making off, after it had collided with a hedge.

Two men exited the car and ran off across a field, whilst a third was arrested at the scene. The Transit van was then located nearby around 10 minutes later, with the cash machine and its contents still inside.

A large-scale search was conducted in Syleham, assisted by the police dog unit, but the two men who ran from the car were not found.

Jesse Gatehouse, of Defoe Crescent, Colchester, was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was subsequently charged with burglary.

He appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday 13 November, where he pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing, on a date yet to be fixed.   

Following initial police enquiries, the JCB was discovered to have been stolen from a farm in Debenham and the Ford Transit was stolen from an address in Bures St Mary. Both of these vehicles were taken at some point between Monday night and the early hours of yesterday morning.

The red Audi had been reported as stolen from an address in Danbury near Chelmsford, overnight between Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30 October.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting reference number 68441/19.

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – DC Quantrill

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

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Previous release | 12 November 2019

A man from Essex has been arrested following a ram-raid at a business premises in Debenham.

Officers were called just after 3.30am this morning, Tuesday 12 November, to reports that a JCB Teleporter had been used to break into the front of the Co-op store in Chancery Lane.

The cash machine was stolen from inside the building and placed in the back of a white Ford Transit van, which then fled the scene with a Red Audi S4 following behind. Three men were seen to have participated in the burglary.

Several police units were sent to the scene and surrounding area and a search for the suspect vehicles took place.

The Transit van and the Audi were located in Syleham at around 4.20am. The cash machine and its contents were still inside the van.

A large-scale search was conducted in Syleham, assisted by the police dog unit, resulting in the arrest of a 30-year-old man from Colchester on suspicion of burglary and also taking a motor vehicle without consent.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he currently remains for questioning.

No other arrests have been made at this stage as efforts to identify all those responsible for this crime are ongoing.

Following initial police enquiries, the JCB was discovered to have been stolen from a farm in Debenham and the Ford Transit was stolen from an address in Bures St Mary. Both of these vehicles were taken at some point between last night and the early hours of this morning.

The red Audi had been reported as stolen from an address in Danbury near Chelmsford, overnight between Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30 October.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting reference number 68441/19.

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – DC Quantrill

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999