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Unlocked cars targeted by opportunist thieves

Tuesday, 23rd March 2010.

Thieves have started targeting unlocked cars in Haverhill again, particularly in the north-western area of the town.

In Billings Close, on the Meadowlands estate, between 11am on Saturday and 10.05am on Sunday got into an unlocked silver Vauxhall Zafira on a driveway and stole bank cards.

Between 8pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday they got into an unlocked black Peugeot 203 in Withersfield Road and stole bank cards and a drivers license.

In Moneypiece Close, on the Arrendene estate between 7.45pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday they got into an unlocked red Mitsubishi FTO and an unlocked blue Renault Espace on a driveway, but it is unclear if anything was stolen.

And in Chapelwent Road, on the Meadowlands estate, between 7pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday a sat nav was stolen from an unlocked silver Mazda 5.

Police are linking all the incidents as the work of one thief or group of thieves.

PC Rupert Beynon from Haverhill Safer Neighbourhood Team said these incidents had occurred in parts of Haverhill where people had little experience of crime, and police were keen to warn residents to keep their cars locked because opportunist thieves were about.

Police are also urging people to be vigilant in helping to catch the thieves.

"People might think when they see something that might be suspicious that they won't call police in the middle of the night because police have better things to then, but we need to know then and there if people are out and about late at night.

"Also we need a good description, so we would ask people to make a definite effort to look at the people they see and try to find something distinguishing about them."

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