Warning to shop owners after seven burglaries in Great Yarmouth

Police have been called to an incident in Upwell. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Police have been called to an incident in Upwell. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Shop owners in Great Yarmouth are being urged to keep their premises secure after a number of burglaries over the past few weeks.

The warning comes after seven incidents have been recorded over the last three weeks.

They have all taken place during the evening or overnight, with entry being gained by smashing windows or doors. Typical items stolen include cash and food stuff.

The most recent happened yesterday (December 19) between 2am and 4am where a café on Hall Plain has been broken into.

A tidy search has then been carried out and it is currently believed that nothing was taken.

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Norfolk Police engagement officer Hannah Gardiner said: 'By following some simple steps business owners can make their properties less attractive to thieves. Make sure all doors and windows and secured and keep all valuables out of sight.

'If possible, anything of significant value should be removed after the shop has closed. If the till is visible from the outside then by leaving the tray open it shows no cash is left within the premises.'

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• If you believe you have seen anyone acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood then call Norfolk Police with any descriptions or details that may assist our enquiries.

• Anyone with any information is asked to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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