Burglars steal precious belongings saved from flood surge at Hemsby

Scenes of devastation after the flood surge at Hemsby. Homes in The Marrams which have fallen down the cliff onto the beach below.  Picture: James Bass Scenes of devastation after the flood surge at Hemsby. Homes in The Marrams which have fallen down the cliff onto the beach below. Picture: James Bass

Monday, December 9, 2013
4:58 PM

Callous burglars stole valuables rescued from a bungalow that fell into the sea in Hemsby.

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The items - including a gold necklace, three watches, a digital camera and a camcorder - had been stowed in a shed in The Marrams.

But they were stolen at some point between 10pm on the night of the storm surge and 11.30am on Sunday.

There were many members of the public in the area offering assistance over the course of the weekend and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around the bungalow or adjacent sheds at the time of the incident.

Anyone with any information should call PC Michelle Hargrave at Caister Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

13 comments

  • No sympathy. Should have got everything out as there was plenty of warning.

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    wes1975

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • Does anyone think that the One Show and Look East had any influence in asking to film these yokels and pay for their meal and beers down the pub ( after all the gentleman who lost his home was a little dazed and 'fused upon their return to their shanty dwelling) Cynical I might be, but not stupid enough to buy a property on a sand dune on a coast that WILL be eroded by the elements...... Cheap investment has it's risks.

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    wes1975

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

  • People lived in a shed on the beach that everyone else knew would one day slip into the sea When it did slip into the sea, it took them by surprise, even though they had 3 days warning of the storm surge. They had to rescue their belongings, and then thought it would be a good idea to keep them in another shed by the sea rather than somewhere safe. Sounds callous i know, but what on earth makes peoples minds work like this.

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    DaveG

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

  • Maybe just maybe these items were forgotten about? Maybe just maybe there were far more sentimental items that were removed, items that really are not replaceable. Material things can be replaced, sentimental items cannot. Nobbly1 you're right, insensitive buffoons galore.

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    melalmighty

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

  • These places have been sliding down the dunes for as long as I can remember, that's why most sensible people erect nothing more than a shed.

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    John L Norton

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • They would, wouldn't they? Scumbags that they are.

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    peter blyth

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • This sums up the state of our society perfectly.

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    DT

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • That must just add more trauma to those people who have already lost their houses, what heartless scum we have on this planet.

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    loco

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • Sadly, all the media reports about the houses falling down the cliff with belongings still in them probably attracted burglars and looters sensing an opportunity, and while they were there, they probably thought "why not try the shed..." I was bemused as to why the owners of the house were at the pub at the time of the storm surge, and had to get their belongings out at the last minute, but I suppose they were just being a bit too optimistic.

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    lizmiz

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

  • I can't believe that while the surge raged, one resident was in the pub, while his neighbours helped empty his property. Am I missing something here?

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    Old Long Balls

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • Surely it's common sense to take SMALL expensive items with you, not leave it in a shed.

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    samphirelover

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • Despicable! Total scum.

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    tmresident

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • Wes1975 are you deliberately trolling on here? Can I come around and help myself to your possessions? You're an insensitive buffoon.

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    nobbly1

    Monday, December 9, 2013

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