Thieves target four businesses in crime spree

PUBLISHED: 14:04 23 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:04 23 March 2020

Rackheath industrial estate.  Photo: Bill Smith

Rackheath industrial estate. Photo: Bill Smith

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Thieves hit four neighbouring businesses in a crime spree at an industrial estate on the outskirts of Norwich.

Raiders stole a ladder from one firm before using it to break into a neighbouring business on Wendover Road and steal at least 20 high-value laptops along with other ICT equipment like routers.

Police said they damaged the back wall to gain access to the property before taking the items.

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Around 80 litres of diesel was stolen from a lorry at another business in the same area, while De-Walt drills and tools were taken from a fourth business during the same night and criminal damage done to a taxi at the premises.

THe spree happened between 10.30pm on Wednesday, March 18 and 3.30am on Thursday, March 19 2020.

Call police on 101 quoting reference 36/19827/20.

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