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Police in South Norfolk issue advice following a spate of burglaries

PUBLISHED: 09:19 21 April 2017

Police are investigating after a burglary in Three Score, near Bowthorpe. Picture: Archant.

Police are investigating after a burglary in Three Score, near Bowthorpe. Picture: Archant.

Police are urging people to be vigilant after a spate of burglaries in the Roydon area over the last two weeks.

A number of properties in the district have been targeted.

Most of the burglaries have taken place overnight, where properties have been left insecure.

In one case a laptop was stolen from a property in Newstead Walk after thieves got in through a door which had been left insecure.

Police have the following advice to improve the security around the home:

Keep windows and doors locked

Remove window keys and keep them in a safe place however everyone who lives in the property should know where keys are kept in case of an emergency.

Fit multi-locking systems to patio doors or install security bolts with removable keys to the top and bottom of doors.

Consider fitting a letter box cage

Never leave car or house keys in or near a door or window

Never leave spare keys in convenient hiding places such as under the doormat, burglars know all the usual hiding places.

PC Jim Squires said: “we need communities to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity, if it looks suspicious then it probably is.”

“if you see something unusual at a neighbour’s house, or at a nearby business premises call the Norfolk Constabulary on 101, if a crime is being committed 999 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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