May 22 2013 Latest news:
By Tom Bristow
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Burglars have targeted chemists across Norfolk in a spate of break-ins, with cash tills, make-up and toothbrushes all looted.
Five Boots stores have been raided in two weeks as well as a pharmacy in Spixworth.
Detective Inspector Andy Ninham from Norwich CID said police were linking the burglaries.
“We are keeping an open mind as to who the perpetrators are,” he said. “I’d urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity or has knowledge of the crimes to call police.”
The first raid took place at The Common in Mulbarton between 6.15pm on Wednesday, March 6, and 4.20am on Thursday, March 7, when burglars smashed the front door and stole make-up and £500 in cash.
The Boots in Loddon was then broken into on Monday, March 11, between 2.30am and 2.55am.
Burglars smashed the front door and a glass perfume display case, making off with the fragrances.
Toiletries including mouthwash and toothbrushes were also stolen.
In the third burglary, at the Market Place in Hingham, the offenders made off with two tills stashed with cash on Sunday, March 17.
The store was targeted between 1.40am and 1.50am when the front window was again smashed.
One person was seen running off down Bond Street and got into a waiting dark-coloured hatchback which drove off.
The fourth Boots raid was on Thunder Lane in Thorpe St Andrew on Thursday at around 11.20pm.
A window was broken and the cash till was stolen.
Boots on Longwater Lane in Costessey was then broken into yesterday between midnight and 12.15am when two men were seen escaping from the store clutching a cardboard box.
Spixworth Pharmacy on Crostwick Lane was also broken-into yesterday between 12.30am and 12.50am but nothing was taken.
Witnesses should contact Bethel Street CID on 101.
Police in Norwich have launched an investigation after a woman claimed in a tweet she had knocked a cyclist off their bike.
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