There’ve been 22 crimes in 10 days in south Norfolk

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

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

Thousands of pounds worth of items, including motor vehicles, trailers, tools and lawnmowers have been stolen in a 10-day crime spate in south Norfolk.

Police said today there'd been 22 crimes recorded in south Norfolk since March 21 and officers believe the incidents are linked.

A total of eight lawnmowers, seven trailers and a number of power tools have been stolen in the crimes.

Items taken include:

•A trailer worth £5,000, stolen from New Boat yard, Loddon on March 21 at around 10pm.

•An IFOR Williams trailer and a quantity of power tools were stolen from a barn in Coston on March 23 at around 8.30pm.

•A 3.5 tonne trailer was stolen from a property in Barnham Broom overnight on March 24.

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•A tipping trailer was stolen from a property in Wramplingham overnight on March 27.

•A John Deere X534 ride on lawnmower and power tools worth almost £2,000 have been stolen from a shed in Coston overnight on March 29.

Inspector Louis Provart said: 'We have consistently driven down the number of burglaries in Norfolk for several years and we are working hard to drive them down further but there are still a number of measures you can take to protect your property and prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

'By taking a few simple and often inexpensive precautions you can reduce the risk of being a burglary victim. Fit locks to your outbuildings, use padlocks and chains to secure high value items including power tools, lawnmowers and cycles to an anchor and/or invest in a wire cage where they can be stowed and locked away. It is also worth considering overtly marking your property with your house number and post code - permanently marked property is less attractive as it would be difficult for a thief to sell.

'Anyone acting suspiciously or someone committing a crime should call 999 immediately whilst maintaining their own personal safety.'

•Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the areas and times stated or anyone with information about the burglaries should contact PC Matt Paine at Wymondham Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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