A spike in phone thefts in shops and salons has prompted police to issue a warning in west Norfolk.

Officers saw a surge in reports of stolen phones in Dersingham and around west Norfolk last week.

Police believe these incidents involve an offenders going into shops and salons where they distract the employees before stealing their phones.

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The Dersingham reports come after incidents in King's Lynn town centre last week and Breckland last month.

A spokesman from King's Lynn Police said: "If you work somewhere like this then please make sure you put your phone somewhere safe when possible."

"Enquiries are ongoing to track down the offenders and if you have any information that might help us please get in touch on 101 or emailing KingsLynnSNT@norfolk.police.uk quoting crime ref 36/15396/24."