Ipswich/Sproughton – Thefts from lorries along A14
Police are appealing for witnesses after thousands of pounds worth of goods were stolen from two lorries parked-up near to the A14 in the Ipswich area.
The first incident occurred at around 1.40am yesterday morning, Thursday 23 January, when police were called to reports of a theft from an HGV parked at the lorry park adjacent to the Shell Garage, on the westbound carriageway just prior to the Orwell Bridge.
One of the lorry side curtains was slashed open and 10 pallets of electrical equipment were stolen from inside. It is believed these were loaded into a white goods vehicle, by four males who got out of a black BMW. Both vehicles then made off onto the A14 westbound.
The second incident occurred in a layby on the eastbound carriageway between the junctions for Whitehouse and Sproughton. The driver parked-up at around 7.20pm on Wednesday 22 January and when he woke up at around 8.10am yesterday morning, discovered that seven pallets of goods had been stolen – mostly comprising angling equipment.
Anyone who drove along the A14 in the early hours of yesterday morning - in particular between 1am and 2am – who either witnessed any suspicious activity; saw a white lorry and a black BMW travelling in convoy; or has a dash cam in their vehicle; is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 4617/20.
Email – DC Dowsing
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