UK crime scene: Police seek information in Huntingdon robbery, stabbing
HUNTINGDON — Detectives have released further information about an armed robbery and stabbing in Fenstanton in hopes of identifying the three masked men responsible.
Police said security officers were loading an ATM Sept. 20 when three men in ski caps confronted them, then stabbed a 61-year-old security employee in the ensuing scuffle.
The three men are believed to have fled in a maroon Vauxhall Cavalier and abandoned it about a mile away. Anyone with information should call 0800-555-111.
Newmarket man reports unprovoked attackNEWMARKET — A 22-year-old Newmarket man said he was walking on Bury Road at about 2 a.m. Sept. 30 when he felt a tap on the shoulder.
Upon turning around, the man was punched in the face by an unidentified white male with short hair wearing a T-shirt, he said. The Newmarket man was uninjured.
Suffolk keeps eye out for phony utility workersSUFFOLK COUNTY — Police have issued a public notice warning residents to be on the lookout for fake utility workers targeting the elderly in a recent string of “distraction burglaries.”
Since the beginning of September, police have logged at least 26 cases of burglars trying to con their way into the homes of elderly people, from whom about 27,000 pounds in cash and property have been stolen.
In most cases a man posing as a worker for the “water board” has insisted he needs access to the house. The phony worker then distracts the resident while an accomplice gains entry and searches for valuables.
Theft of CD player ignites blaze in JeepNEWMARKET — Sparks from wires exposed when a CD player was stolen from a Jeep parked on Sedge Way are believed to have caused the fire that burned the vehicle at about noon on Sept. 29. Police are looking for possible witnesses.
Police say men vandalized hanging plantsBURY ST. EDMUNDS — Police are searching for information about two men believed to have damaged a series of hanging plant baskets along Guildhall Street on Sept. 30.
The suspects, described as white males in their early 20s, uprooted plants, pulled down four hanging baskets and spread them across a 150-foot section of the street.
Gardening equipment stolen from shedNEWMARKET — Police are seeking information on the theft of gardening equipment from a shed on Craven Way sometime late Sept. 28 or early the next day. Among the stolen equipment was a lawnmower, worth an estimated 450 pounds.