Robert Allen's van was parked on his drive in Long Melford Pictures: ROBERT ALLEN
Victims of a vehicle theft "rampage" across Suffolk over the weekend have described how they found the incidents "frightening" and "disturbing".
Around 40 vehicles were targeted for power tools from Saturday to the early hours of Monday in Suffolk and on the Suffolk/Essex border.
Vehicles were hit in places such as Walsham-le-Willows, Wyverstone, Lavenham, Great Waldingfield, Long Melford, Cavendish, Clare, Ixworth and Needham Market.
The thieves drilled doors and windows to gain access to the vehicles, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Suffolk police said investigations, including forensics and viewing any CCTV footage, will continue over the next few days.
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Robert Allen, 34, a self-employed carpenter from Long Melford, discovered his Renault Trafic van had been broken into on Monday morning.
my neighbour was also hit," he said.
"I went out at 7.15am on Monday to go to work and my neighbour was already out there saying 'the vans have been hit' and your stomach sinks.
"Loads of people were posting on Facebook about it and seems like it was a bit of a rampage.
"It's very disturbing and I find it pathetic really.
"You work hard for your money and provide for your family and people come and try to take it away from you.
"It's one of those things you hear about, people saying 'watch out, there are thieves about' but when it actually happens to you, it made me feel quite sick."
DI Steve Clarke, from Suffolk police, said: "The theft of these power tools will cause a great deal of distress, upheaval and inconvenience to those who have had their vehicles broken into.