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Police in South Norfolk issue advice following a spate of burglaries

PUBLISHED: 09:19 21 April 2017

FILE PICTURE TO ILLUSTRATE POLICING Norwich City Police Station on Bethel Street, Norwich
Police officers on patrol in the city

FILE PICTURE TO ILLUSTRATE POLICING Norwich City Police Station on Bethel Street, Norwich Police officers on patrol in the city

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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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