Handbag stolen with HTC phone inside after car broken into at picnic site

Police have arrested a man wanted on recall to prison.

Police have arrested a man wanted on recall to prison. - Credit: IAN BURT

A handbag containing a mobile phone, purse and bank cards has been stolen after thieves broke into a car by smashing a window.

The silver Ford Ranger Pickup was broken into at a picnic site off the A1075 in Great Hockham between 1.30pm and 3pm on Sunday.

A light brown handbag containing an HTC Desire C mobile phone, a purse and bank cards was stolen.

Police are looking for witnesses to the incident.

A similar theft took place two weeks ago at the picnic area, between 1pm and 1.30pm on Saturday, October 18.

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That incident saw the rear window of a silver Citroen Berlingo smashed and a handbag which had been left in the rear foot well was stolen.

A police spokesman urged members of the public to not leave items on show in their vehicles.

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If you were in the area at the time and saw anything, or have any information that could help police with their investigation, contact PC Christian Newbery at Thetford Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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