Thief uses cat flap to steal van keys in burglary

A property in Orchard Bank was broken into after suspect/s gained access through a cat flap. Photo:

A property in Orchard Bank was broken into after suspect/s gained access through a cat flap. Photo: Antony Kelly - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007

A van that was stolen in Drayton, after the culprit used a cat flap to swipe the keys, may be connected with a separate burglary over the weekend.

A home in Orchard Bank, Drayton, was broken into between 11pm on Friday, December 21, and 8.30am on Saturday, December 22.

The suspect(s) gained access through a cat flap and managed to steal keys from inside the property. A white Peugeot Expert van was subsequently stolen from the driveway.

Officers believe the same vehicle was then used in a burglary at a workshop at the back of a property in Sheridan Close, where two motocross bikes and a mountain bike were stolen.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Taverham Road in Drayton between midnight and 3.15am on Saturday, December 22.


You may also want to watch:


They are also keen to hear from any motorists who might have dashcam footage of the area during the times stated above.

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Lee Marriner from Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter