December 11 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A spate of thefts in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston has prompted police to tell residents to better secure their homes.
Police are reminding people to take simple steps to keep property secure, from checking ground floor windows and doors are closed and locked when going out or to bed.
The warning comes after five home burglaries in the Yarmouth area in the early hours, including incidents at Manor Close in Gorleston and at Beatty Road in Great Yarmouth where the offender was disturbed. In several cases entry was gained via an open window. Residents are being urged to avoid leaving valuables, house or car keys on display on window sills, in porches, hallways or kitchens, and not to leave house keys in or near the door as they can be removed through the letterbox.
Back garden gates should be shut and locked and, as burglars can use garden tools to break in, tools should be locked away too.
For advice for protecting homes and gardens visit www.norfolk.police.uk, where there is also information on neighbourhood watch schemes.
Anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked to report it to Norfolk Police using 999 if they think a crime may be in progress.