Appeal following businesses burgled in Rougham

Police are appealing for information after three business premises in Rougham were targeted by burglars. The incidents took place overnight between Tuesday 8 July and yesterday, Wednesday 9 July, at the Industrial Estate.

The first burglary involved a rear door being smashed through and items including a CCTV hard drive were stolen along with a yellow and red Vauxhall Movano van, registration number AY02 KLM, which was driven out through a roller shutter door opened from the inside.

The stolen Vauxhall Movano was then used in carrying out the second break-in, where the van was driven into a secure yard after the padlock was cut off a set of gates.

A door into the building was then forced and numerous tools and electrical equipment were stolen, along with a black Porsche Carrera which was inside – registration number 864 DOF.

The final incident saw the offenders cutting a fence to enter another yard and then try to force their way in through a window, but were prevented from gaining access due to metal bars being in place on the inside.

Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area; who believes they may have seen the stolen vehicles; or who has any information relating to these incidents; is asked to contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting reference BR/14/477, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Business owners are advised to regularly review the security of their premises, ensuring that: Perimeter and building security is robust and of a good standard – this includes fences, gates, doors, windows and locks; and intruder alarms and CCTV systems are in good working order – it is advised that CCTV hard drives are concealed and kept within a secure unit inside the building.

Anyone wishing for further security or crime prevention advice is advised to visit the ‘Business Safety’ section of our website or contact their local Crime Reduction Officer on 101.

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