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Six homes raided in West Norfolk burglary spree

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People living in West Norfolk are being warned to be vigilant following a string of burglaries in the borough yesterday.

Police say they are carrying out extra patrols following six raids at addresses in Downham, Feltwell and Walsoken, which they believe are linked.

Medals from both the First and Second World Wars, jewellery and money are among the items thought to have been stolen.

Det Con Nichola Lane, of Lynn CID, said: "We are linking these burglaries and our investigations are ongoing.

"Officers will be conducting additional patrols over the coming days but I would like to take this opportunity to ask residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity in these areas to police on 101 or dial 999 if you believe a crime is in process."

Four of the raids happened in Downham, with two properties on Broadlands being targeted between 7.45am and 4.10pm. Jewellery was stolen from one of them.

Cash and jewellery was stolen from a house on Landseer Road between 10am and 3.20pm while sunglasses and a watch were taken from an address on Howdale Road, between 8am and 4pm.

In Feltwell, medals from the First and Second World Wars were stolen, along with watches, from a house in Newcombe Road between 2.30pm and 3.45pm.

A sixth property in Broadend Road, Walsoken, was also broken into sometime between 12.45pm and 2.35pm, though it is not yet known whether anything was stolen.

Det Con Lane has also called for residents to review home security arrangements.

She said: "Please ensure your doors and windows are locked and secure at all times and if you do need to leave your home unattended, something simple such as leaving on the radio or television can be a good deterrent to opportunistic thieves.”

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is urged to contact Det Con Lane via the non-emergency 101 number.

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