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Police urge people to lock up after walk-in burglaries in Norwich’s Golden Triangle

14:16 17 April 2014

Thieves have stolen cigarettes from a Tesco in Brandon

Thieves have stolen cigarettes from a Tesco in Brandon

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Police are urging people living in the Golden Triangle area of Norwich to be on their guard following two walk-in burglaries.

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The most recent incident happened overnight on Tuesday April 15, where suspects entered a house in Belvoir Street through an unlocked door and stole a Samsung Galaxy tablet and Ace mobile phone.

On April 11, suspects entered a property in Gladstone Street through an unlocked door between 12am and 8am. They stole a purse and a piggy bank.

Norwich policing commander Superintendent Dave Marshall urged homeowners to get into a habit of checking doors were locked before going to bed.

He said: “Criminals will take advantage of any opportunity and we know burglars will try door handles of homes until they find one which opens.

“The best way to help prevent this is to check doors are locked and windows are closed before going to bed.

“Burglary is an intrusive crime which can be traumatic and causes great inconvenience so it’s worth taking the extra time to make sure your property is secure.”

Officers have carried out letter drops warning residents about the recent incidents.

Anyone with information should contact Norwich CID on 101. Alternatively, if you witness any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood or believe a crime is in progress, dial 999.

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