Thieves targeting north Norfolk and Broadland vehicles as 13 vans are broken into

Police are warning drivers to lock their vehicles. Picture: James Bass.

Police are warning drivers to lock their vehicles. Picture: James Bass. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

Police in North Norfolk and Broadland are warning drivers to keep their cars, particularly vans, locked and secure after a spate of thefts in the last week.

This comes after more than 10 vans were targeted by thieves between Friday, March 30, and Friday, April 6.

The first break in occurred on April 2 when eight vans broken into at a site on Burgh Road, Aylsham sometime between 3pm and 6pm.

Various tools and machinery were stolen from the vehicles.

Tools were also stolen from a van in Wood Norton's Rectory Road, sometime between March 30 and April 3.

Tools were also stolen from a van in Honing Road in Worstead during the night of April 4 and 5.

The same night, power tools stolen from a van in The Street in Hevingham.

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That night, a chainsaw and engine component was also stolen from a van in Newton Street in Newton St. Faith.

Sometime between 10.15pm on April 4 and 7am on April 5, tools have been stolen from a van in Wathen Way in Marsham

Tools including a strimmer, Stihl saw and a leaf blower were also stolen by thieves targeting a van in Norwich Road in Holt.

Chief Inspector Wes Hornigold said: 'The public are to be reminded to keep unattended vehicles locked and secure at all times and not to leave valuables either on show or inside the vehicle if it can be avoided. Where possible park vehicles overnight close to street lighting and if you use a garage if you have one.

'Anyone who may have any information about these incidents or may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in these areas between the times stated should contact police.'

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police on 101or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.