Attleborough Weekly crime summary 1-8 March 2012

Norfolk Constabulary The following is a local policing summary for the Attleborough neighbourhood Weekly crime summary 1-8 March 2012 Overview of Breckland Policing Commander Rural crime continues to be a priority for us, particularly in the north-west of the district, in the area between Swaffham and Mundford and also along the county border, where we are working collaboratively with our colleagues from Suffolk. While many thefts happen overnight there is evidence to suggest criminals are active during the day, probably gathering information on potential targets. I would ask people to remain vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activity such as vehicles or people found in unusual places, or any writing, signs and symbols that may appear on roads, posts or fuel tanks, potentially put there to indicate possible targets.

Please take steps to make sure property kept in isolated locations is secure and we can of course provide advice on security, lighting, alarms and other steps to help you avoid becoming a victim of crime. Recently, we ve had reports of roofing material being taken from premises in Dereham and again I would urge people to remain vigilant to metal thefts and report any suspicious activity. Officers regularly stop vehicles carrying scrap metal with the majority being perfectly legal.

Two arrests were made in Thetford this week where offenders were found to be carrying copper piping. Chief Inspector Paul Durham There have been further reports of break-ins to sheds and out buildings in the Great Cressingham/Swaffham areas. Local residents are asked to remain vigilant and make sure property is locked and secure. Incidents of suspicious activity should be reported to police on the non-emergency number 101.

Motorists are advised to remove all valuables from vehicles following car break-ins in the Thetford/Mundford areas at varying times of day. Valuables should be removed from sight, ideally completely out of the vehicle and it should be left locked and secure. If you witness people acting suspiciously near cars, call 101, if a crime is in progress dial 999.

A man found to have stolen a number of items from Sainsbury s in Forest Retail Park has been issued with an 80 fixed penalty notice after he was detained by security staff. He has also been banned from the store. Please note the information contained within the crime summary is information suitable for public distribution and does not include certain categories which may have personal privacy or data protection implications. Crimes may not be reported to us until well after the event. Suspect(s) gained access through ground floor window.

Burglary Dwelling with Intent Entry to premises and taken an electric push bike. Burglary in a Building other than a Dwelling WEST HARLING ROAD EAST HARLING person/s unknown have removed bike from IP s shed. Burglary in a Building other than a Dwelling with Intent rear door has been forced causing damage to the inside bolt and the wood burner has been partially pulled out of the fire place.

persons have damaged IP s wooden garden arch by throwing bricks in IP s back garden.

Theft From A Motor Vehicle person(s) have smashed the near side front passenger window of victims car and taken her handbag from within which had been left under the seat the handbag contained purse, keys driving license cash and credit/debit cards.

Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere WALNUT CLOSE GREAT HOCKHAM Persons have entered the rear garden and have removed a quantity of heating oil from her oil tank.

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