A specialist gang is being blamed for a spate of thefts of high value exotic fish from garden ponds across Suffolk.
Koi carp are targeted by a specialist gang of thieves
The Koi carp are being snatched at night from unprotected lakes and ponds in Ipswich, Hadleigh and Lowestoft.
Police believe the gang is well- organised and acting on orders received from specialist collectors and breeders who know where the fish are kept.
So far the value of the Koi carp stolen is more than £50,000 with some fish fetching six-figure sums.
Anyone keeping Koi carp is advised to install extra security measures such as garden lights and better fencing.