Drayton & Taverham

Warning after spate of burglaries

Just Regional
May 6, 2020 2 mins read

People living in Norwich and the surrounding areas are being warned to keep their homes locked and secure after a spate of burglaries in recent weeks.

Police have had reports of 37 burglaries since Monday, March 30. The majority of the incidents have been in and around the city centre but there was one in Cringleford and another in Hellesdon.

In all cases the suspect/s have entered properties through unsecure doors overnight with handbags and purses being targeted.

Officers are now warning people to be vigilant and to ensure they lock all doors and accessible windows overnight.

Police have warned residents to make sure their homes are secure after a spate of burglaries in and around Norwich.

Det Insp Chris Burgess said: “We are investigating whether these incidents are linked and our inquiries are ongoing.

“Officers are increasing patrols in these areas but I am urging residents to take appropriate security measures and to ensure doors and windows are kept locked. Please don’t leave your home open to opportunistic thieves.

“Residents can also help us by notifying police about any suspicious activity or behaviour they may witness in their neighbourhood. Please report any suspicious activity by calling 101 – or dial 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.”

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries should contact Det Sgt Adam Rayner at Norwich CID on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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