22 thefts and burglaries in south Norfolk in just 10 days
- Credit: IAN BURT
Eight lawnmowers, seven trailers and a number of power tools have been stolen in crimes across south Norfolk in the last 10 days.
There have been 22 reported crimes in total in the south Norfolk area since March 21 including theft from motor vehicles, burglaries and theft of trailers.
Due to the similarities of the crimes officers believe they are linked. Norfolk Police has released details of a few of the crimes that have been committed in the past 10 days:
•On March 21 at approximately 10pm a trailer worth £5000 was stolen from New Boat yard, Loddon.
•On March 23 at around 8.30pm a barn in Coston was broken into and an IFOR Williams trailer and a quantity of power tools were been stolen.
•Overnight on March 24 a 3.5 tonne trailer was stolen from a property in Barnham Broom.
•Overnight on March 27 a 6x4 tipping trailer was stolen in Wramplingham.
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•Overnight on March 29 2016 a shed belonging to a property in Coston was broken into and a John Deere X534 ride on lawnmower and power tools worth almost £2000 were stolen .
Inspector Louis Provart said there are many measures people can take to prevent being a victim of these sorts of crimes.
'We have consistently driven down the number of burglaries in Norfolk for several years and we are working hard to drive them down further but there are still a number of measures you can take to protect your property and prevent yourself from becoming a victim,' she said.
'By taking a few simple precautions you can reduce the risk of being a burglary victim. Fit locks to your outbuildings, use padlocks and chains to secure high value items including power tools, lawnmowers and cycles to an anchor and/or invest in a wire cage where they can be stowed and locked away.
'It is also worth considering overtly marking your property with your house number and post code - permanently marked property is less attractive as it would be difficult for a thief to sell.'
•Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the areas and times stated or anyone with information about the burglaries should contact PC Matt Paine at Wymondham Police Station on 101.