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STILTON — Authorities are searching for information after a truck carrying a digger and crane was stolen from a farm on Jan. 31.

According to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release, the Ford cargo vehicle — license plate GNO 540Y — was taken from Fen Lane, Stilton, near Peterborough.

The equipment on its trailer was a JCB digger arm and a Tico crane, the news release said.

Anyone with details on the incident is encouraged to contact Police Constable Alison Hillier at 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

Witnesses sought in attempted-rape case

IPSWICH — Police are looking for details and witnesses in an attempted rape by three men on Jan. 29.

A 47-year-old woman was walking home along St. Helens Street near the Water Lily Public House when she heard male voices laughing behind her at about 12:45 a.m., according to a Suffolk Constabulary news release.

As the woman neared the Samaritans building on the corner of Milner Street, she began to feel threatened by the men and believed she heard obscenities from them. She shouted at the men to go away and started to walk faster on Milner Street.

The woman then heard someone running behind her and she fell to the ground. She attempted to get up but one of the men pushed her to the ground. The man held her face and cut her chest with what she believed to be a knife; she then heard her dress tearing, the news release said.

The woman screamed out and the men left. They walked toward St. Helens Street, according to the news release.

Police described one male as between the ages of 25 and 35, about 5 feet 4 inches with a stocky build and slicked-back dark hair. The other two men are described as taller, also between 25 and 35 years old.

Anyone with more information can call 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

Security guard robbed of cash during assault

IPSWICH — Police are appealing to witnesses following a Feb. 10 armed robbery of a security guard outside the Lloyds TSB Bank on Nacton Road.

The incident occurred around 9 a.m., according to a Suffolk Constabulary news release. The guard was assaulted by two men while walking toward his security van. One of the men demanded money from him, ripped his helmet off and hit his face with what appeared to be the butt of a handgun, the news release said.

The security guard handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the two men ran off into Nacton Crescent. The guard was treated at the Ipswich hospital for an eye injury.

Both men wore dark ski masks. The first offender is described as a stocky man wearing a fluorescent jacket. The second man wore a duffel coat, the release said.

Anyone with more information about the incident should contact Detective Sgt. Ewan MacGregor at 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

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