Car crime spate in Mildenhall and Red Lodge area

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Police are reminding members of the public to keep their vehicles secure at all times, following a spate of car crime overnight.

One car was stolen, three were broken into, and one had its number plates stolen in a series of crimes which happened in the Red Lodge and Mildenhall area between approximately 6pm last night and approximately 8.15am this morning (December 2).

A blue Ford, registration number AJ58 XTW, was stolen from Acorn Way, Red Lodge. Inside the car was a black iPad, a Garmin sat nav, and a leather brown suitcase with the initials A.S.T in gold on the side of the case.

On Russett Drive, Red Lodge, a handbag was stolen from a car following a break in. It was later recovered in a nearby bin. Also in Red Lodge, an iPod and purse were stolen from a car on Bilberry Close, and an iPod and a small amount of cash were stolen from a car on Harebell Road.

In Mildenhall, on Wake Avenue, two registration plates, bearing the number W551 TCE, were stolen from a car.

Police are appealing anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in Red Lodge and Mildenhall overnight to contact Sgt Derek Gallagher or Sgt Andrew Beeby on 101, quoting reference MH/14/2033. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Officers are urging people to lock their cars at all times, even if the car is only left unattended for a short period of time. Spare sets of keys should not be openly accessible, and valuables shouldn’t be left on display. If valuables do need to be left in the car, then they should be locked in the boot out of sight.