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MILDENHALL — Police in West Suffolk issued a bulletin recently reminding Mildenhall residents to secure their homes and garages following the theft of two motorcycles belonging to an RAF Lakenheath airman.

The motorcycles, valued at around 3,000 pounds each, were taken sometime between April 8 and 16 from a locked storage garage where they were padlocked to a trailer on Peterhouse Close, a spokeswoman for the Suffolk Constabulary said. According to the bulletin, the thieves took a white Honda CFR 150 and a green Kawasaki KX 80.

Police are asking anyone with information on the theft to call police constable Cris Reynolds at 01284 774 100 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

Washing machine, trash can set on fire in road

HUNTINGDON — Police in Huntingdon are looking for information after a washing machine and a wheeled trash can were pushed into a road and set on fire April 12.

The incident occurred about 9:50 p.m. at the junction of California Road and Shelley Close, according to a Cambridge police report. Anyone with information is asked to call constable Mark Patten at 0845 456 4564.

Man loses phone, wallet in assault, robbery

BURY St. EDMUNDS — A 43-year-old man was struck in the head and robbed of his wallet in a field by Northumberland Avenue just before 1 a.m. on April 14, according to a Suffolk police report.

In addition to taking the man’s cash and bankcards, the thief grabbed the man’s mobile phone.

The victim was not able to provide a description of his attacker, the report reads. Witnesses or those with information on the attack are asked to call police constable Kenneth Illsley at 01284 774 100.

Police warn Suffolk residents of ATM scam

HAVERHILL — Police in West Suffolk last week issued a warning to county residents to watch out for a high-tech automated teller machine scam after at least seven people were robbed in the Haverhill area.

According to a police report, thieves set up a false card slot and a hidden camera. When someone inserted a card, the false reader recorded the card details and sent them to a nearby laptop computer while the camera recorded the victim’s personal identification number.

Victims of the crime are “amazed to find that their money has been taken, even though their cards have never left their possession,” Paul Rawlins from the Economic Crime Unit said in a news release.

Preliminary hearings set in child rape case

CAMBRIDGE — Two men charged with sex offenses against a 12-year-old boy were scheduled for preliminary hearings in Cambridge Crown Court earlier this month, according to the Cambridge Constabulary.

Kenneth Tracy, also known as Kenneth Kimpton, 76, of Lordship Close, Orwell, Cambridge, was charged with one count of raping a child younger than 13, two counts of assault and three counts of “inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity,” according to the Cambridge news release. Also, Edward Evans, 59, of Davenham Crescent in Crewe was charged with one count of raping a boy younger than 13 and one count of assault, the release reads.

Personal items taken from car in Badwell Ash

BADWELL ASH — Police are looking for information or a witness in the theft of about 500 pounds worth of personal items from a car in Badwell Ash, just east of Bury St. Edmunds.

Included in the list of items taken from the unsecured Citroen are a “Ministry of Sound” CD player, 50 CDs, a leather CD case, a pair of Kudos hair-straightening irons and some cash, according to Suffolk police. Anyone with information is asked to call 01284 774 100 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.


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