Military medals among items stolen in broad daylight burglaries in Caister

Police are investigating after a burglary in Three Score, near Bowthorpe. Picture: Archant.

Police are investigating after a burglary in Three Score, near Bowthorpe. Picture: Archant.

A pair of cherished war medals were among a large array of items stolen in broad daylight in two break-ins which took place in Caister this week.

Police are on the hunt for two men in connection with the two separate burglaries, in which homes in the village were broken into around lunchtime on two different days.

The first incident saw a large number of electrical appliances stolen from a home in Marine Drive, believed to have happened between 12.30pm and 1.15pm on Sunday, April 2.

Suspects forced their way into the home through a rear door and once inside stole several electrical items - a television, a DVD player, a tablet, a mobile phone and a laptop. They also took some bottles of perfume and sets of bedding.

With these items, the burglars also took two military medals which were being kept at the home.

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Two days later, a second burglary took place in the village - again being carried out in broad daylight - which police have confirmed they are treating as a linked crime.

At some stage between 11.30am and 4.05pm on Tuesday, April 4, suspects broke into a property on Winifred Way.

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Suspects rummaged through belongings at the home, before stealing jewellery and making off.

Police are keen to hear from anybody who may have seen two men acting suspiciously in the Caister area at around 4pm on this day.

The men are both described as white and aged in their 20s, and they are believed to have been travelling in a small, burgundy coloured car.

A police spokesman said that officers investigating the cases are keen to speak to anybody who:

May have seen any suspicious activity in the Caister area around the time of either of these incidents.

May have been offered any of the items which stolen for purchase following the times of the burglaries.

May have any other information regarding either of the incidents.

If anybody has any information regarding these burglaries, they should contact Det Con Gilian Dawson at Great Yarmouth CID on 101.

Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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