Thieves have raided the shelves of a Lynn library and stolen £53 worth of books.
Two men were seen leaving Gaywood Library with an armful of comic books by customers on October 30.
A later stock check by staff at the River Lane library has revealed that six books, including From Russia With Lust, were taken.
Other books taken included Classic Transformers by Simon Furman, Shadow Guy and Gamma Gal and two volumes of the Walking Dead series.
Assistant head of Norfolk County Council’s library service Sarah Hassan said: “When something like this happens it’s very upsetting and it’s a matter that we take very seriously.
“Thankfully these instances are very rare but we would like to remind people that CCTV is used in libraries and anyone who steals items from any library will be reported to the police and may be prosecuted.”
Police are also appealing for information after raids on two Swaffham charity shops.
The Break shop and The Norfolk Hospice store, which are both in the Market Place, were targeted by callous thieves.
During the latest raid on Friday, November 9, burglars forced open a door and stole a cash tin from the hospice shop.
The previous weekend, a collection tin and jewellery were taken from the Break store.
The hospice’s director of finance and retail Glenda Langmead said: “It is very disappointing that this has happened when we have been open for just a few weeks.
“I think it is terribly sad when our services are so desperately needed in the local community.
“That shop has done really well.”
Anyone with information on the charity shop or library thefts should call police on the 101 non- emergency number.