Acle residents warned to be vigilant following burglaries
People living in and around Acle are being urged to be vigilant and think about home security after two burglaries yesterday (Wednesday 9 January).
A property in South Walsham Road was broken into between 1.55pm and 5.20pm and jewellery, watches and a small amount of cash was stolen.
In a second incident jewellery was stolen from an address in George Lane between 11.45am and 6.15pm.
There will be increased patrols in the Acle area; however, officers are urging local residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police on 101 or call 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.
Residents are also being reminded to review the security of their home and have the officers have the following advice:
• Keep windows and doors locked
• Remove window keys and keep them in a safe place. However, everyone should know where the keys are kept so they can escape in an emergency
• Use or consider fitting a door chain and spy hole- a chain allows you to speak to the caller without opening the door fully and the spy hole also you to see who is at the door
• Fit five lever mortise deadlocks to all external doors to BS3621
• Fit multi-locking systems to patio doors or install mortise security bolts with removable keys at the top and bottom of both doors
• Considering fitting a letterbox cage or restrictor which prevents burglars from putting their hands or gadgets through the letter box and trying the latches from the inside.
• Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as under the doormat, burglars know all the usual hiding places
• Never leave your house or car keys in or near a door or window
Anyone with any information about the burglaries should contact Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Anyone with concerns can also contact their local beat managers, PC Ian Kennedy and PC Steve Clarke, at the local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.