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House burglars target coastal towns

PUBLISHED: 13:14 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:16 13 July 2010

A spate of nine burglaries in just 10 days at homes in Sheringham, Cromer and East Runton are being investigated by detectives.

Four houses in Sheringham were targeted this weekend while a further three thefts in the town, as well as one in East Runton and one in Cromer, have been reported since November 15.

A spate of nine burglaries in just 10 days at homes in Sheringham, Cromer and East Runton are being investigated by detectives.

Four houses in Sheringham were targeted this weekend while a further three thefts in the town, as well as one in East Runton and one in Cromer, have been reported since November 15.

Police believe the burglaries are all linked and are appealing for information.

A house in The Rise at Sheringham was broken into through a rear window and ransacked overnight on Saturday November 15 with jewellery and electrical goods stolen.

The same evening items including a mobile phone were taken from an address in Mill Lane, East Runton.

Between 11.15am on Thursday November 13 and 10am on Wednesday November 19, a rear window at Holt Road, Sheringham was forced and the haul included jewellery, electrical items and silverware.

At Connaught Road, Cromer between 11pm on Tuesday November 18 and 6.15am the next day a wallet was taken after a break in through a window.

The rear door of a house at Norfolk Road, Sheringham was also forced between November 1 and 16, but police said it was still unclear if anything was stolen.

Chief Inspector Steve Jones, who is in charge of policing in the area, said in some cases homes had not been locked properly. He said: “At this time of year we are asking people to be extra vigilant and ensure they lock their properties. Some of those targeted weren't secure. They have just walked in and walked out. We have to take away an opportunity for an opportunist.”

Anyone with information or who saw anything suspicious should contact Det Con Riki Chase at North Walsham CID on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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