Thieves have targeted second homes and houses undergoing restoration in a string of break-ins across Norfolk.

Items including tools and building equipment have been reported as being taken from properties between Hunstanton and Great Yarmouth.

Several burglaries have been reported in recent weeks with thieves targeting properties they believe to be empty.

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The string of break-ins has prompted police to issue warnings and advice to secure properties. 

They advise people to install CCTV cameras, use an activated burglar alarm and have external lighting.

Police are also now appealing for witnesses to any break-ins.

Anybody who has seen anything suspicious around a vacant property is urged to report it on 101 or via the Norfolk Constabulary website.