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Vehicle owners urged to be vigilant in south Norfolk and Breckland




Police are urging people in south Norfolk and Breckland to be vigilant after a number of vehicles have been broken into in the past week.

Thieves targeted cars or vans in Diss, Roydon, Bressingham, Dickleburgh, Banham and Kenninghall in ten separate incidents between Saturday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 9.

Tools have been stolen in a number of the incident.

Anyone with information about these incidents should contact police on 101. Picture by Mark Bullimore.
Anyone with information about these incidents should contact police on 101. Picture by Mark Bullimore.

Inspector Laura Symonds said: "It is clear thieves are targeting these vehicles to steal any tools they find within. I would urge anyone who uses a van to think carefully about security.

"Consider taking high value tools out of your van overnight; however, if this is not possible then try and park your vehicle in a well-lit, secure area where it is difficult to access.

"There are also a number of other things you can do to prevent your tools being targeted. Clearly mark your tools with your postcode as it will make them less valuable to opportunist thieves and keep a record of the serial numbers. You could also take pictures of them should they need to be traced.”

Insp Symonds is also urging the public to be vigilant: "I would urge anyone who sees any suspicious activity in the area they live to contact police on 101.

"This could be an individual acting suspiciously or a vehicle you are unfamiliar with in your street in the early hours of the morning."

"Please be sure to note down vehicle descriptions, including number plates and direction of travel and if you do believe a crime is in progress then please call police on 999,” added Insp Symonds.

Anyone with information about these incidents should contact police on 101.

Tools have also been stolen from vans in Debenham, Wetheringsett and Lowestoft.


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