Villages shock as seven Suffolk postboxes stolen in 10 days
Date of alert:
Friday, 7 January 2022
Suffolk villages at the centre of a spate of stolen postboxes have hit out at the theft as "absolutely stupid" crimes.
Seven heritage-style postboxes were stolen from several villages in a ten-day period, starting at Rickinghall on Friday, January 7.
Sergeant Brian Calver, from the rural crime and wildlife team at Suffolk Police, said such postboxes were valuable items for their antique/collectable resale value.
Rickinghall parish council chairman, Geoff Short, said: “It’s absolutely stupid that somebody would take something that is used by the public.
“It beggars' belief really that postboxes can disappear but here we are, that’s where we’re at."