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Police warning over ‘creeper’ burglaries in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 00:33 24 April 2014 | UPDATED: 00:33 24 April 2014

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Police have issued a warning about so-called “creeper” burglaries in the city, where doors are left unlocked, after a watch, purse and wallet were stolen from a house.

Raiders entered the property in Trafalgar Street while the householders were asleep and stole the items before the occupants went downstairs to investigate.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the burglary at the property, near to the junction of Hall Road, which happened at about 3am on Monday, April 21 when suspects entered via an unlocked front door.

A purse and wallet containing cash and cards were stolen along with a Titan watch.

Investigating officer Detectives Constable Mike Cox said: “The householders were asleep at the time of the incident and had left the front door unlocked by mistake. The residents went downstairs to investigate but by this time the suspect had fled the scene.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary in the area at the time. In addition,

“I’m also appealing to anyone who may have private CCTV in this area to come forward as it may hold important information.”

This incident follows a number of creeper burglaries in Norwich where suspects have taken advantage of unlocked front doors and officers are urging householders to get into the habit of checking front and back doors are locked before going to bed.

Witnesses should contact Det Con Mike Cox at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Have you got a crime story? Call reporter Peter Walsh on 01603 772436 or email

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