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Marlesford - GPS gear stolen

Rural crime

Police are appealing for witnesses after a high value theft from rural vehicles in Marlesford.

It took place at some point between Thursday 6 May at 5.30pm and Monday 10 May at 8.25am at a business premises on Main Road.

At some point during the stated timeframe upto four rural vehicles had their GPS systems removed along with the pods on the roofs, totalling around £24,000 worth of goods stolen.

Sgt Brian Calver from the Suffolk Rural and Wildlife Team said: “From our initial investigations these offenders are willing to go to great lengths to get what they want. Those responsible for this offence had a high degree of knowledge of how to access the site and how to access the units without any keys. I’d urge farmers, land owners and businesses that supply the equipment to stay vigilant to any suspicious activity.”

Advice for owners of such vehicles with GPS equipment:
-    If possible, remove all kit from machines when not in use, especially if the machinery is left out overnight.
-    Review security at your premises, as well as premises where such equipment is serviced and sold
-    Record the serial number and take a digital image of the serial number.
-    Security mark the kit, possibly with a UV marker or permanent black marker, with the name of your location and postcode to make it unattractive to a would be thief.
Enquiries into the incident are on-going and anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area or knows who was responsible or knows the whereabouts of the items should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference 37/23991/21.

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