Burglaries caused by ‘distractions’ in Snettisham and Necton

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Residents are urged to be vigilant following two separate distraction burglaries in Necton and Snettisham last week.

On Tuesday, July 19, an elderly woman in Necton answered the door to a man who asked if she was selling jewellery. Police said that when she said no, the man left, leaving her a “Jewellery-is-us” leaflet.

Later in the day a second man came to the door and the victim allowed him into the property, and following this, the victim realised two rings had been stolen – a gold amethyst ring and a gold wedding band.

This took place at an address in North Pickenham Road sometime between 11am and 11.30am.

On Wednesday, July 20, between 10.30am and 11.30am two males entered a property in Long View Close, Snettisham, through an insecure front door and asked if the resident wanted some gardening work carried out.

Once they had left, the victim noticed a ring and a necklace had been stolen.

Officers are not linking the two incidents at this stage.

Anyone who may have witnessed anything should contact Det Con Hannah Heathcote on Thetford CID, for the Necton incident, and Det Con Heather Chisholm at King’s Lynn CID, for the Snettisham incident, on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.