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Police warning over King's Lynn burglaries

PUBLISHED: 14:30 23 March 2011

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle emergency light.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle emergency light.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Spate of walk-in burglaries in town - thieves target North and South Lynn.

Police are reminding householders in King’s Lynn to keep doors and windows locked following an increase in walk-in burglaries.

In the past month there have been 16 burglaries across the area. The figure includes five attempted burglaries where the building was not entered. Thieves have recently been targeting homes in South and North Lynn.

Officers are urging residents to pay extra attention to home security as approximately half of the reported incidents happened at homes that were left insecure.

Police from the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams have stepped up patrols in residential areas to prevent, disrupt and arrest thieves.

Lynn North Chief Inspector Ady Porter said: “We are appealing for residents to look out for their neighbours particularly if they are elderly. Always ensure that doors and windows are locked as part of your daily routine, even when the home is occupied, this can help deter opportunist thieves. Also consider additional security measures such as property marking your valuables.”

Anyone with information about these offences is asked to contact police on 0845 456 4567.

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