War memorabilia among items taken in Hapton burglaries which could be linked, say police

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A pair of break-ins in the south Norfolk village of Hapton could be linked, according to police.

The first took place at a property in Norwich Road sometime between 9.45am and 1pm on Wednesday, October 14.

An unknown number of offenders broke into the property through some patio doors, and conducted a search.

They made off with various items of war memorabilia including coins, a WW2 Brodie (Tommy) helmet, a Home Guard helmet, an American war helmet and seven war medals.

A red and orange box containing gold rings and necklaces were also taken alongside a silver tin containing a silver cross and chain and a pair of silver sugar tongs.

It is being linked to a burglary on the same road and on the same day, sometime between 7.25am and 5.30pm.

Access to the property was gained through a back window.

Jewellery, a black Toshiba laptop and a seven inch Samsung tablet and power lead.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have information relating to either incident or who may have been offered such items for sale in suspicious circumstances.

Witnesses are asked to contact Det Con Pete Williams at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.