Appeal after thief attempts daylight burglary of shed in Polstead
A man sustained minor injuries, after giving chase to a burglar trying to steal items from his property in Polstead.
The incident, which occurred at an address in Mill Street on Saturday, March 23, was reported to Suffolk Police at approximately 2.30pm.
The property owner spotted a man offloading various items from his shed into an unmarked white Volkswagen Caddy van parked outside.
The victim chased after the man as he fled the property and climbed into the van, which was then driven away at high speed by an unseen driver.
It is understood that the items stolen from the shed fall out of the back of the vehicle as it drove away, so nothing is thought to have been taken.
The suspect seen stealing from the shed has been described as white and of a slim build, aged somewhere in his 40s, and standing at around five feet, six inches or five feet, seven inches tall.
Police are now appealing for anybody who witnessed the attempted burglary, or who saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the Polstead area around the time stated, to come forward.
If you can help, telephone 101, quoting the crime reference number 16454/19, or submit a report online by going to www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update.
Alternatively, you can get in contact with the Crimestoppers charity anonymously by calling 0800 555111.