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21 February 2012, 15:40
Officers from Norwich CID are appealing for witnesses to an attempted theft which took place yesterday afternoon in Norwich.
At approximately 1pm, officers received a report of an attempted theft at the Castle Museum.
A group of four people paid to enter the premises at about 12.25pm and then left the scene empty handed about 40 minutes later, after being disturbed by a curator who grabbed from them the head of a rhino.
The four were all described as wearing dark coloured clothing and are thought to have left the scene in a dark coloured hatchback vehicle parked outside the Castle. This vehicle was being driven by a fifth person.
Enquires are on-going and crime scene investigators are searching for forensic clues. Officers are also studying CCTV footage at the museum and of the surrounding roads to identify the suspects. Anyone who witnesses the incident and should contact DC Carly Jermy at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.