Norfolk Constabulary: Homeowner warning over burglaries

Door left open

24 April 2015

Police are reminding residents to keep their homes secure
following two burglaries in Thetford in the last few days.

The first incident took place at an address on Castle Street on
Wednesday 22 April between 4am and 5.30am when suspect(s) gained
entry through an insecure door and stole 35 in cash.

A purse and a
wallet were recovered, having been discarded nearby.

The second burglary occurred on Fairfields between 10:30pm on
Thursday 23 April and 2:30am on Friday 24 April.

Offender(s) gained
entry via an insecure front door and took a handbag containing a
purse, bunch of keys, cosmetics and 55 in cash.

Officers in Thetford are not treating the two incidents as
linked but are reminding local homeowners to ensure that their
property remains locked up.

Inspector Jon Papworth said: “Many of the thieves we encounter
just try their luck in the hope of finding a property that s not
been left securely so we would advise residents to make sure you re
leaving all doors and windows locked overnight as otherwise you re
leaving yourself at far greater risk of being burgled.

“I would urge householders to fit locks which are fit for
purpose for all doors and accessible windows and get into the
routine of checking that your windows and doors are closed and
locked before you go to bed or leave the house.

“In the meantime we are asking residents to be vigilant and
report any suspicious behaviour as it may assist us with our

Anyone with information on either of the incidents above should
contact Thetford Police Station on 101, or call
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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