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Warning to homeowners as autumn months approach

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As the autumn months approach, Norfolk Police are reminding residents to keep their homes secure.

The warning comes after seven burglaries in Norwich in the last week including:

  • Glenmore Gardens sometime between 29 and 30 August, where suspect(s) have gained access to a property and stole music items such as a guitar, drum kit and speakers.
     
  • Barnards Yard on 29 August, where suspect(s) have gained access to an address and stole a mobile phone and tablet.
     
  • Robin Hood Road sometime between 1 and 2 September, where suspect(s) have gained access to a property and stole an Xbox games console.
     
  • Wymer Street sometime between 2 and 3 September, where suspect(s) have gained access to an address and stole a wallet, laptop, PlayStation 4 games console and a wireless router.
     
  • Charles Square sometime between 2 and 3 September, where a Samsung TV and remote were stolen from a property by unknown suspect(s).
     
  • Cedar Road sometime between 30 August and 3 September, where suspect(s) have forced entry to an address and have stolen money and jewellery.
     
  • Mavish Close on 4 September, where suspect(s) have gained access to a property before stealing a wallet, purse, Windows tablet and an Apple iPad.

Chief Superintendent Mike Fawcett said: "Unfortunately we often see an increase in burglaries when the nights start to draw in as opportunistic thieves take advantage of it getting darker earlier and will target homes with insecure windows and doors.

"I would urge residents to ensure they secure all window and doors when they are not in the property and overnight. It is also important to secure your home whilst out in the garden and do not leave anything of value on display, or within easy reach, of an open window.”

Anyone with any information regarding the stated burglaries in Norwich should contact Norwich CID on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.