Police issue warning after Broadland garage thefts

Thefts from garages in Old Catton and Drayton near Norwich, have prompted police to issue a warning to homeowners across Broadland.

Thieves targeted a garage and shed along Oak Lane, Old Catton on Thursday, July 28 which was followed by a garage break-in in Whitwell between Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29.

A further garage break-in was then reported along Badgers Brook Road, Drayton between Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July.

In the three incidents the shed and garages had been left unlocked making it easier for thieves to steal items including gardening equipment, two bicycles and a Yamaha motorbike.

Inspector Brian Pincher said: 'In light of these recent incidents, householders are reminded to check the locks on their garage and shed, ensure all valuable items are clearly security marked and remember to always lock the external and internal doors of the garage'.

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Police patrols have been stepped up in the area to provide reassurance and crime prevention advice. Anyone who sees a crime in progress should call 999.

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