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Burglaries in Acton, Hargrave, Preston St. Mary & Rattlesden

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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a series of burglaries in the Hargrave, Preston St Mary, Acton and Rattlesden areas.
On Wednesday 9 September at 4.30 am at the Green in Hargrave offenders used an angle grinder to force entry into a container and took a Mountfield push along petrol mower and a Stihl chainsaw. Crime number 37/52561/20
On Thursday 10 September at 1.20am, unknown offenders have cut and retained the padlock from a detached barn and storage area in Preston St. Mary gaining entrance to the building. The offenders were disturbed by an alarm and left the scene in the direction of Lavenham, in what is believed to be a black or dark coloured Ford Focus. 37/52657/20
On Thursday 10 September at 10.20pm police received reports of a group of 3 or 4 unknown offenders having smashed a window of a transit van parked on Cedar Walk in Acton. The men forced a shed open using a pick axe and made threats to a member of the public. Nothing stolen and the offenders left the scene in a dark coloured Ford Focus. 37/52859/20
A further incident took place at a property on Baby Lane in Rattlesden where two males were seen to be acting suspiciously on Thursday 10 September at about 12.30am attempting to enter the property – the resident disturbed them and they left the scene. 37/52646/20
A further incident took place at a property on High Town Green in Rattlesden at some point between Wednesday 9 September at 7pm and Thursday 10 September at 6am. A secure shed was broken into by forcing off the lock and garden power tools - a chain saw and hedge strimmer were taken from inside. 37/52676/20
Elsewhere on High Town Green the same a farm outbuilding was entered who has rammed door with unknown vehicle but nothing taken from inside. 37/52716/20 and on the same night on High Town Green a barn was broken into but nothing stolen. 37/52761/20
Detectives are linking these incidents and are interested in speaking to anyone who might have witnessed these incidents.
They are particularly interested in obtaining any CCTV footage of a dark coloured Ford Focus, any information about any suspicious behaviour at the times stated or anything else that might assist the investigation.
Anyone with any information about this incident or who saw anything suspicious at the time is asked to contact the Police quoting reference number 37/52859/20
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