Spate of thefts from cars and vans in Great Yarmouth

The Great Yarmouth area has been hit by a spate of thefts from cars and vans.

Two vehicles parked in Common Road, Gorleston overnight from Tuesday, October 8 to the next morning were targeted.

Tools, cash, and two gold rings were among the items stolen.

A further two vehicles parked at a site in North Drive, Great Yarmouth were targeted overnight from Wednesday, October 23 to the next morning.

A sat nav and a car stereo were taken.


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In a further incident in Garrison Road, Great Yarmouth, a Citroen car parked overnight from Sunday, October 27 to the next morning was broken into.

A sat nav, CDs and two coats were taken.

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Following these crimes police are reminding owners not to leave valuables in unattended vehicles.

Officers are urging people to remember to lock and check you have locked your car or van and never leave valuable items inside, even if you are just taking your dog for a walk, picking up children from school or popping into a shop.

Do not make it easy for criminals.

Police said good proportion of thefts from vehicles are where someone has left their handbag, mobile phone, cash, vehicle documents, sat nav or tools inside their vehicle.

Police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) will be making patrols across the Great Yarmouth area and during the course of these will be keeping an eye out for any vehicles with valuables on view, so the owners can be alerted.

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