Police urge caution after six van raids are reported in West Norfolk

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Tradesmen in West Norfolk have been urged to be vigilant today, Monday, January 27, after six van break-ins were reported to police over the weekend.

Four vehicles were targeted in Hilgay, between Friday and Sunday afternoon while two others were raided in South Lynn on Saturday night.

In Hilgay, electric and hand-held tools were stolen from a Ford Transit in Foresters Avenue between 3pm on Friday and 6am on Sunday, a Citroen Despatch in Hills Court between 6pm on Friday and 2.20pm on Sunday and a Renault Master in Church Road between 5pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday.

Raiders also broke into a second Transit in High Street, sometime between 6pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday, though nothing was stolen.

Meanwhile, tools were also stolen from vans in Morleys Leet and The Portway, South Lynn, between 11 and 11.30pm on Saturday.

Police said two men were disturbed during the latter incident and escaped in a blue or grey saloon car.

And West Norfolk police commander, Supt Carl Edwards, said: “We would be keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any of these incidents, or who may have seen the vehicle described acting suspiciously in any of these areas.

“I would urge tradesman to be vigilant, where possible remove tools from vehicles overnight, park their vehicles in a well-lit area, and in a way which makes it more difficult for offenders to force entry, for example close to a wall.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.