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Burglars target four homes in two hours

PUBLISHED: 15:58 17 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:20 16 September 2010

Detectives are on the hunt for daylight burglars who broke into four homes in the Diss area in the space of two hours.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant and to step up their home security following the break-ins that happened yesterday afternoon .

Detectives are on the hunt for daylight burglars who broke into four homes in the Diss area in the space of two hours.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant and to step up their home security following the break-ins that happened yesterday afternoon .

Between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, burglars targeted two neighbouring properties in Sycamore Way, Diss, one in Snow Street, Roydon and one in Heywood Road, Shelfhanger.

Jewellery, two laptops, cash and computer equipment were stolen.

Officers are keen to trace a blue Ford Fiesta car they believe may have been used by the burglars. The vehicle has tinted windows and 'Fiesta ST' in white text on the rear window.

Insp Gavin Money from the Diss Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I would like to reassure residents that these recent incidents are currently being investigated. However, I would also like to take this opportunity to urge householders to remain vigilant.”

“We are asking local people to ensure their doors and windows, especially on the ground floor of their properties are firmly secured. People should also take note of any person or vehicle acting suspiciously in their neighbourhood and contact police immediately.”

“We believe that these offences have been committed by a very small number of individuals and we want to find them to stop this type of crime happening again. The car that we believe may have been used is very distinctive and this is where we need the help of the public to contact us with any information concerning it or the offences themselves.”

Contact Thetford CID or Diss SNT on 0845 456 4567 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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