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Car break-ins warning at Caistor St Edmund Roman site

10:20 11 July 2012

Caistor St Edmund roman dig.

Caistor St Edmund roman dig.

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Police are urging motorists to be vigilant over vehicle security following a number of thefts from a historical site near to Norwich.

The warning comes after three vehicles were broken into over the last two weeks at the Roman camp car park, in Stoke Road, Caistor St Edmund.

Between 11am and 11.10am on Sunday, July 8, suspects broke into a Vauxhall Corsa and stole a handbag containing cash, cards and a mobile phone from the boot.

Meanwhile, thieves smashed the passenger window of a Toyota Corolla and stole a handbag containing a purse, cash, cosmetics and a Nokia mobile phone from the boot, between 9.50am and 11.15am on Monday, July 2.

Between 8.40am and 9.40am on Wednesday, June 27, the rear window of a Seat Ibiza was smashed and a handbag containing cash was stolen.

Pc Paul Phillips said: “I would ask motorists to make sure vehicles are always left locked and secure and that drivers do not advertise their property to thieves by leaving attractive items such as handbags, phones or sat navs on display.

“Following enquiries we believe suspects could be waiting in the car park and looking out for people putting valuables in the boot. With this in mind I would ask people visiting beauty spots to be vigilant to those around you and if possible to take valuables with you.”

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact Pc Phillips at Poringland Police Station on 101.

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