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Haverhill – Man charged in connection with theft from motor vehicle offences

A 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with theft and interference with motor vehicle offences.

Officers were on patrol in the Haverhill area on Sunday 26 July during the early hours, when they encountered a male who then ran away from them. He was located a short time later and was arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The arrest follows three incidents in the Haverhill area:

- Between 7pm on 24 July and 11am on 26 July, a Peugeot 207 was entered in Reydon Close, Haverhill and a number of items were stolen including sunglasses and some loose change. (42490/20)
- Overnight between 25 and 26 July, the door of a parked Mercedes A160 in Aragon Road, Haverhill was opened and a case for a pair of sunglasses was stolen. (42483/20)
- At approximately 1.50am on 26 July, two unknown males attempted to enter a Mercedes in Victoria Road, Haverhill. The suspects were disturbed by the owners and it is believed nothing was stolen. (42412/20).

Alex Hockett, 39, of no fixed address, was subsequently charged with two offences of theft from a motor vehicle and interference with a motor vehicle.

He was remanded into custody and appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, Monday 27 July. Hockett was ordered to pay costs of £145 and a victim surcharge of £22.

Officers are continuing to urge motorists and residents to be vigilant after a total of 24 theft from motor vehicle incidents in the Kedington and Haverhill area have been reported to police between 16 and 24 July.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour or has knowledge of any incidents should contact Haverhill police. Police are also keen to speak to motorists who may have captured any relevant CCTV or dashcam footage.
 
Motorists are reminded that most thefts from cars are opportunist - Lock all doors when the vehicle is unattended.

Do not leave anything on display in your car, thieves can sometimes mistake them for valuables and the damage they can do to the car to get in can be costly.

Take all your belongings with you when you leave the car. If you can’t, then lock them in the boot out of sight.
 
Further advice and tips on keeping your vehicle secure can be found here>
http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/vehiclesecurity_0.pdf

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

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

Previous release | 21 July 2020

Police are appealing for people to stay vigilant and to keep their vehicles secure after a series of thefts from motor vehicles in the Kedington area.
 
A total of 11 incidents were reported to police that took place between Saturday 18 and Monday 20 July.
 
On School Crescent on 19 July where an unlocked Toyota Corolla was entered and a search of the glove box took place but nothing was taken (crime number – 37/40797/20).
 
On King’s Meadow between 18/19 July an unlocked Citroen C3 stole a box containing shark’s teeth, sunglasses and loose change (40811)
 
On Dane Common at some point between 18/19 July a Suzuki Ignis had loose change and pain killers stolen (40828)
 
On School Road at some point between 18/19 July a Renault van with items removed from the glove box including cash and aftershave (40951).
 
On Risbridge Drive at some point between 18/19 July a Seat Ibiza had loose change stolen on 18 July (41034).
 
On Turner Close on 19 July a Mazda 6 had an i-pod taken (41038).
 
On King’s Meadow on 19 July the owner of a Ford S- Max 140 was woke by noise and saw two individuals in his car – when he shouted they ran off (40776).

On Risbridge Drive at some point between 18/19 July an untidy search of a Rover 25 took place with nothing stolen (40966).
 
On Risbridge Drive on 19 July at VW Tiguan Escape an untidy search took place with noting stolen (41013).
 
On Marlborough Court in Haverhill on 20 July a grey VW Beetle was entered with a small amount of change taken  - a suspect described as wearing a dark grey fleece hooded top and with black trainers was seen in the car – he then ran to Connaught Road (40933). Finally, in Clare on Snow Hill on 20 July an offender smashed a car window of a vehicle – when challenged the suspect fled the scene. (40945).
 
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour or has knowledge as to who was responsible should contact Haverhill police, quoting the relevant crime number. Police are also keen to speak to motorists who may have useful CCTV and dashcam footage.
 
Motorists are reminded that most thefts from cars are opportunist so lock all doors when the vehicle is unattended.
 
Do not leave anything on display in your car, thieves can sometimes mistake them for valuables and the damage they can do to the car to get in can be costly.
 
Take all your belongings with you when you leave the car. If you cannot, then lock them in the boot out of sight. 
 
Further advice and tips on keeping your vehicle secure can be found here>
 
http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/vehiclesecurity_0.pdf
 
Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update 
 
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