Essex man jailed for involvement in ram-raids at two shops in Suffolk

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A 30-year-old man from Essex has been jailed for his involvement in ram-raids at two shops in Suffolk.

Jesse Gatehouse was arrested in November last year when police were called to the Co-op in Debenham at just after 3.30am to reports that an agricultural vehicle had been used to break into the front of the shop in Chancery Lane.

The cash machine was stolen from inside the building and placed in the back of a white Ford Transit van, which was then driven away from the scene.

The Transit van was then located nearby with the cash machine and its contents still inside.

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Three men were seen on CCTV during the burglary.

Gatehouse was arrested and two other men, who are still wanted by police in connection with the crime, fled the scene.

Gatehouse also admitted his involvement in an attempted burglary at the Spar shop in Bells Lane, Glemsford on Monday 4 November and the associated theft of a Land Rover Defender from an address in Kersey.

He was charged with burglary and jailed for four years and four months.

Jesse Gatehouse, of Defoe Crescent, Colchester, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday 14 April Credit: Suffolk police