Vehicle Break-Ins Across Norwich & South Norfolk

31 May 2015, 07:32 | Updated: 31 May 2015, 08:22


A reminder has gone out to drivers in Norwich and south Norfolk to make sure they keep any valuables hidden.

It follows a number of break-ins to vehicles across the area in the last few weeks.

Officers are linking the following thefts:

  • Various tools stolen from a Ford pick-up truck on Margaret Reeve Close in Wymondham overnight between Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th May

  • A Ford Transit van on Muriel Kenny Court in Hethersett between Friday 15 May and Monday 18 May that was broken into but nothing stolen. 

  • A red GAS motorcycle taken from a Volkswagen van on Hockering Lane in Bawburgh overnight on Sunday 17 May

  • Rucksack taken from a Mazda MX4 on Heigham Grove in Norwich overnight on Sunday 17 May A cycle pump and black motorcycle boots were also taken and left on the pavement next to the vehicle. 

  • Tools taken from a Land Rover on St Edmunds Close in Norwich overnight on Sunday 17 May

  • Tools stolen from a Ford Transit van on Whistlefish Court in Norwich overnight on Sunday 17 May

  • An impact driver was taken from a Toyota Hilux pick-up truck on Stocks Hill in Bawburgh overnight on Saturday 23 May

  • Tools taken from a Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck on Stocks Hill in Bawburgh overnight on Saturday 23 May

  • iPod and DVD players stolen from a Mercedes CLA on Meadowvale in Norwich overnight on Sunday 24 May

Inspector Lou Provart, Local Policing Commander for South Norfolk, said: "We see an awful lot of cases where thieves are simply tempted by valuables that have been left in view in a car or van.

"So in light of this series of break-ins I would like to remind motorists to keep their belongings hidden away and where possible take them out of the vehicle altogether and into the home.

"In the meantime if anyone has further information relating to any of the crimes that have already taken place, we would very much welcome them coming forward and letting us know."

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Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the areas between the times stated for any of the incidents above, or anyone with information that may help officers, should contact Norfolk Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.