Norfolk Constabulary: Winter boat security reminder

20 January 2015

Norfolk Constabulary s Broads Beat team is reminding boat owners
to double check the security of their boats during the winter

Historically, opportunist thieves have targeted boats that have
been left unattended, insecure and where items have been left on

Broads Beat officers are urging boat owners to remove these
opportunities to help reduce the chances of falling victim to
maritime crime.

The warning comes after a satellite dish and the outer-cowling,
worth around 2,000, was stolen from a boat in Norwich Road in
Wroxham between 5.30pm on Wednesday 14 January and 8.30am on
Thursday 15 January.

Two ‘Raymarine’ chart plotters, worth around 3,000 each, have
also been stolen from a boat in Brundall Bay Marina between 5.30pm
on Friday 9 January and 8.45am on Monday 12 January.

PC Paul Bassham said: “Boat owners and hirers spend a lot of
money buying and maintaining their boats, so the last thing you
want is to be a victim of theft.

“It is important to take the security of your boat as seriously
as you would your home, ensuring it is left secure and making life
difficult for criminals to steal your boat and items on board.

“If you haven t already, make sure you have a detailed list of
your boating equipment including serial numbers, which
is first line of defence against thieves, which proves
invaluable if your property is stolen.”

Broads Beat officers also strongly recommend marking valuable
items of property with your postcode, making them less attractive
to a thief and easier to identify if stolen.

PC Bassham added: “The other benefit to recording serial numbers
and marking your items is the improved chances we have of
prosecuting offenders.

For more information visit the Broads Beat section at


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