Burglars target homes in the Woottons, Pott Row and Grimston

PUBLISHED: 17:38 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:38 20 February 2013

Norfolk Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

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Police are appealing for information after a spate of burglaries in West Norfolk.

Nine properties across the area were targeted by thieves and police are initially linking the burglaries with a previous series of break-ins in January.

Divisional commander Supt Dave Marshall said: “This kind of spate is unusual for this area and we are carrying out extensive investigations across uniformed and CID departments to track down those responsible and to prevent further incidents.”

Break-ins occurred at Low Road, Grimston,Nursery Lane and South Wootton Lane, South Wootton, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Lynn Road, Middleton, Lynn Road, South Runcton, Pott Row and two addresses in Bexwell.

The burglars stole jewellery and electrical items from the houses including laptops.

“We believe this series is linked to a similar event a number of weeks ago when 6 offences were committed in 1 day and is likely to be a group of people travelling in to West Norfolk from outside the area,” said Supt Marshall.

“On average we see around 4 burglaries a week across the whole borough and we have some of the lowest burglary rates in the county, which highlights how unusual such series are in West Norfolk.

“We would ask local people to take sensible measures to secure their properties and would encourage everyone to be good neighbours and call us if they spot any suspicious activity, particularly during the day when many people are out of their homes.”

The thefts occurred between 7.45am and 11.40pm with the main period of activity occuring between 11am and 4pm.

A silver vehicle carrying several occupants was spotted around a number of the areas at the time of the crimes and police are asking that anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area should report it.

Police investigating the burglaries believe the crimes to be linked to the previous spate of break-ins in South Wootton on January 7 when a number of houses were broken into or had signs of forced entry.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact King’s Lynn CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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