Police warning following Diss car thefts

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Police have issued a warning for residents in Diss to keep their vehicles secure following a number of thefts

Since September there have been seven incidents where vehicles have been left unattended with the keys in the ignition with the vehicle then stolen.

A Citreon C5 was stolen from Scole on Friday, September 12

A Land Rover Defender was taken from Croft Close in Diss on Friday, October 30

A Land Rover Freelander was stolen from Briar Road, Harleston on Tuesday, November 25

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A Ford Mondeo and an Astra were taken from an address in Tacolneston on Thursday, November 27

A Ford Focus was stolen in St Julian's Way in Pulham Market on Monday, December 1

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A Ford Transit van was taken from Yarmouth Road in Broome on Tuesday, December 2

A Ford Transit was taken from St Julians Way in Pulham Market on Wednesday, December 3

Inspector Mike Britton, Local Policing Commander, said: 'We have seen a number of incidents in recent weeks where drivers have left the keys in the ignition, only to return to find their vehicle stolen.

'I would advise drivers to ensure they stop, lock and secure their vehicle, even if they are planning to be away from it for a very short time. It is also worth remembering that if your car is stolen with the keys in the ignition it will invalidate your insurance.'

Anyone who may have information about any of the vehicle thefts in the Diss area should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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