Police issue security warning over West Norfolk vehicle part thefts

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Land Rover owners have been warned to review their security following a series of thefts in West Norfolk.

Two doors were stolen from a Defender model in Low Road, Stow Bridge, between 8pm on Tuesday and 7am on yesterday, Wednesday, April 9.

That followed an earlier incident in which thieves stole the interior seats, front grill and headlights from a Defender in Common Road, West Bilney, between 5pm on Sunday and 10am on Monday.

And a similar incident was also reported in March Road, Outwell, between 10.30pm on March 27 and 1am on March 28.

West Norfolk police commander, Supt Dennis Lacey, said: “This type of crime appears to be a national trend with several other forces reporting similar offences. The thefts are mainly in rural locations and the thieves are clearly taking some time in removing the items.

“The parts are often large so it is suspected that the offenders are using a van or a flatbed to transport the parts away from the scene.

“If you own a Land Rover we would ask that if possible you review your vehicle security system or consider parking your vehicle in a garage overnight.”

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to contact police on 101.