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1 June 2012, 05:00
The charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £1000 for any information given to them which leads to the arrest and charge of the person responsible for an Ipswich burglary.
The incident occurred on Wednesday 16 May 2012 between 8.00am and 6pm on Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. Among the items stolen were an IPOD with a silver and yellow cover, a Blackberry phone and laptop. The computer was a black Phillips computer with one of the corners broken off.
The items belonged to Jackie McCord whose 16 year old daughter, Cassie, died in February 2011 after being knocked down by a car whilst waiting on the pavement at Head Street in Colchester. Essex Police had tried to persuade the 87-year-old driver not to drive after a previous minor incident and failing an eye sight test. They are now supporting Jackie in her lobbying for a change in the law to help officers protect the public by having the power to immediately suspend a licence if driving standards fall well below acceptable levels.
Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: "Burglary not only robs people of their possessions but it robs them of feeling secure in their own home. These items are of particular personal value to the family as they have the last video footage of Cassie on. Please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or submitting a secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org so this awful crime can be solved. We never ask for your name or take any personal details. We do not record calls and we do not trace calls or IP addresses. You won't have to go to court or give a statement to the Police - we only want to know what you know, not who you are. In the 24 years that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our anonymity promise."
Ann goes on to say that "Crimestoppers is urging anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to pass it on and they can do so 100% anonymously. Were you in the area that day and remember seeing anything suspicious or witnessed the event? Was someone you know acting suspiciously on that day or have they confessed to being involved? Has someone tried to sell you the stolen items? Crimestoppers would like to know."
Rewards can only be claimed by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information can also be given on line at www.crimestoppers-uk.org but rewards cannot be claimed if giving information via the online form. Only information given to Crimestoppers is eligible for a reward.