Haverhill crime victim wants street lights switched back on

Steph Taylor stands next to the door which was prized open to allow a thief to get inside her Fiat Punto and steal money, speakers and amps ANL-150224-143949001
Steph Taylor stands next to the door which was prized open to allow a thief to get inside her Fiat Punto and steal money, speakers and amps ANL-150224-143949001

A woman who had thousands of pounds worth of stereo equipment stolen from her car wants Suffolk County Council to turn the lights that illuminate her parking area turned back on.

Steph Taylor, 21, made the plea after her Fiat Punto was broken into while parked outside her home in Rye Court, Haverhill between 11.30pm on Monday (23) and 7.10am the next day.

The driver’s door on her car was prised open and two JVC sub-woofers, a JVC amp and a Bose amp taken, as well as £20 in notes, some loose change and about ten CDs.

Steph, the acting manager at Kwik Fit in Sudbury, said the audio equipment is worth more then £2,000.

It is just the latest act of vandalism to cars belonging to members of Steph’s family and one of her neighbours that have been parked in the same area.

All, said Steph, have happened since late 2011 when the county council switched off the street lights in Haverhill between midnight and 5.30am to save money.

She said: “I just want them to turn the lights on and put a camera up, that’s all I ask.

“I used to be able to leave it in Waters Edge and had no problems down there.”

Steph’s mum, Adele Taylor, had a number plate ripped off her Citroen C3 a couple of years ago and it was scratched on Monday night.

Her step-dad, Ian Satwick, has also had a car vandalised twice, while a neighbour’s Ford Galaxy was also scratched along its side on Monday night. All the vandalism happens in the winter months.

Anyone with information about Monday’s crimes should call Haverhilll Police on 101, quoting reference number HH/15/398.

Suffolk County Council were unable to comment.