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Vans targeted in areas including Downham Market and Swaffham

Officers are appealing for information after a number of vans were damaged and tools were taken in areas including Swaffham and Downham.

They all happened during the evenings and overnight between last Thursday and this Monday and involved unknown people breaking locks on vans on private driveways. In total, 16 incidents have been reported to police – with tools and equipment being taken from 10 vans.

The incidents happened in the following locations:

Vans have been targeted in several areas
Vans have been targeted in several areas

• Greenhoe Place, Swaffham, between 4pm on Saturday and 7.30am on Sunday, power tools were stolen;

• Wimbotsham Road, Downham, between 5pm on Thursday and 6.30am on Monday, power tools were stolen;

• Lynn Road, Downham, around 2am on Monday, nothing was stolen

• There were also five attacks in Attleborough, two in Earlham and three in Sprowston.

If you saw anything suspicious in these areas, or have doorbell footage that police haven’t seen, contact PC James Barrett at Thetford Police Station on 101, quoting crime ref 36/73443/23.

A police spokesman said: “We’re advising people to take sensible precautions if they keep vans on private driveways. Don’t leave tools or equipment in vans overnight and try to back vans up against walls or garages so thieves cannot access the rear doors.”

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