Spate of West Norfolk burglaries

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Police in Lynn have urged residents to keep their homes locked after a spate of seven walk-in burglaries in just two weeks.

Homes in Gaywood Road, Lynn, Field Road, Gayton Road, Parkway and Wootton Road in Gaywood, plus Corbyn Shaw Road, Churchill Park and Higham Green on the Fairstead estate have been hit by the raiders.

And officers say that, in each case, the property had been left insecure.

Inspector Nathan Franklin said: “Many of the thieves we encounter just try their luck in the hope of finding a property that’s not been left securely so we would advise residents to make sure you’re leaving all doors and windows locked overnight as otherwise you’re leaving yourself at far greater risk of being burgled.

“I would urge householders to fit locks, which are fit for purpose for all doors and accessible windows and get into the routine of checking that your windows and doors are closed and locked, even if you’re at home, before you go to bed and when you leave the house.

“In the meantime we are asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour as it may assist us with our investigations.”

Anyone with information about the recent incidents is asked to contact police via the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.