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Residents urged to think about home security following Ormesby burglary

Police are urging people to think about home security following a burglary in Ormesby at the weekend.

A property in Station Road was broken into between 11.30am on Friday 15 November and 2.30pm on Saturday 16 November, however nothing was stolen.

The burglary has prompted officers to remind residents to think about home security now the evenings are darker.

DC Mark Randall said: “Leaving your house in complete darkness is a clear sign to burglars that it may be empty, and with the sun setting before most people get home from work during the winter, it’s important you take steps to deter thieves. If no-one is going to be in when darkness falls, consider leaving a light on, especially if you’re going away for a few days, or invest in a timer so that your lights come on automatically at certain times to give the impression that someone is in. 

"Simple steps such as ensuring all the windows and doors are locked when you go out, as well as keeping valuables out of sight and away from letterboxes – or anywhere else that is easily accessible - are key to helping to prevent burglaries. It’s also important to put in place measures such as burglar alarms and security lighting,”

Anyone with information about the burglary in Station Road, Ormesby, should contact DC Mark Randall at Great Yarmouth CID on 101.

If you notice any suspicious activity or believe a crime is in progress you are urged to call the police immediately on 999. If you feel that you have information about crimes being committed you should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.