Car owners warned after thefts spate

Motorists are being warned to be vigilant after a spate of thefts from cars in north Norfolk.The thefts, in the Cromer and Sheringham areas, have occurred over the past few weeks and police are now warning motorists not to leave valuables on display or anywhere in their car while it is parked on the roadside, in a car park and particularly in isolated areas.

Motorists are being warned to be vigilant after a spate of thefts from cars in north Norfolk.

The thefts, in the Cromer and Sheringham areas, have occurred over the past few weeks and police are now warning motorists not to leave valuables on display or anywhere in their car while it is parked on the roadside, in a car park and particularly in isolated areas.

Since Wednesday, February 10, there have been two thefts from motor vehicles and six incidents of interference with motor vehicles in which thieves have made attempts to gain entry to vehicles.

There have also been five incidents of theft of motor vehicles.


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Sometime between Tuesday, February 16, and Thursday, February 18, thieves gained entry to a vehicle on Westcliff Avenue, in Cromer, which police believe had been left insecure.

Several documents were stolen from the vehicle including the MOT certificate.

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Vandals also slashed the convertible roof of a Mazda MX-5 parked at West Street in Cromer, sometime between Thursday, February 18, and Saturday, February 20, and stole the radio.

Thieves also stole a red Ford Escort van parked on Morley Road, Sheringham, by smashing a window, sometime between 6.30pm on Thursday, February 18, and 6.45am on Friday, February 19.

The vehicle had been left insecure with the keys hidden inside.

Motorists are advised that wherever possible they should park their vehicles in well-lit areas, where CCTV is in use.

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact PC Ian Smith at Sheringham police station on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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