West Norfolk police issue security warning following thefts

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Motorists in West Norfolk have been urged to ensure they keep their vehicles and valuables secure as the current spell of fine weather continues this week.

The plea was made after at least two incidents of thefts from vehicles were reported to police across the borough on Sunday.

One of the thefts happened at Bawsey, while the other was from a vehicle on Lighthouse Way, Hunstanton. Handbags and cash are among the property stolen in the incidents.

In response, and with weather forecasters predicting temperatures of up to 20 degrees Celsius this week, West Norfolk police commander Supt Dennis Lacey has issued new crime prevention advice.

He said: “Don’t leave anything on display in your car.

“Take your belongings with you when you leave the car. If you can’t, lock them in the boot before you start your journey.”

He also suggested drivers should consider fitting an alarm or immobiliser to their cars and mark valuable items which they carry with them.

Anyone with information about the latest thefts is asked to contact police via the non-emergency 101 number.