Spate of burglaries and criminal damage prompt police warning

Police in Dereham have issued a warning. Picture: NORFOLK POLICE

Police in Dereham have issued a warning. Picture: NORFOLK POLICE

Residents in a mid-Norfolk community are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries and criminal damage.

Police in Dereham are advising people look at their home security measures following a number of burglaries and some criminal damage in the market town.

Two addresses in Banyard Place and one address in Courtenay Close were targeted between 12am and 7.30am on Tuesday February 5. Tobacco, cash and jewellery was stolen during the incidents in Banyard Place. Meanwhile a number of key safes were damaged at three addresses in Courtenay Close.

DC Matt Hendry said: 'Investigations into these incidents are on-going, however I would like to remind residents to take some time to consider their home security. Get into the routine of checking that your windows and doors are closed and locked, even if you're at home, before you go to bed and when you leave the house.

'I would also urge anyone with a key safe to be vigilant and consider its current location, such as near security lighting or in a more discreet place.'

Anyone with information about the burglaries or criminal damage should contact Mr Hendry at Thetford CID on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.