Appeal following burglaries in Drayton
Police are appealing for information following a number of burglaries in the Drayton area last week.
The first incident happened on Tuesday 21 January between approximately 9am and 1pm when a property was broken into on Taverham Road. Jewellery, cash and electrical items were stolen. (36/5128/20)
Another property in Longdale was broken into between approximately 2.30pm and 3.15pm on Wednesday 22 January. Nothing was stolen. (36/5503/20)
A further incident was reported to have happened in Century Way, between approximately 9.35am and 1.30pm on Thursday 23 January. The property was broken into and jewellery, electrical items and cash were stolen. (36/5622/20)
The most recent incident was reported to have happened between approximately 10.30am and 1.45pm on Friday 24 January. A property in Hall Lane was broken into and a large quantity of cash, watches and designer sunglasses were stolen. (36/5902/20)
Officers believe the incidents are linked and are urging local residents in the area to remain vigilant and to ensure that their properties are securely locked at all times.
Home security advice includes:
- Getting into a habit of checking whether doors and windows are secure before going to bed.
- Fit multi-locking systems to patio doors or install mortise security bolts with removable keys at the top and bottom of both doors
- Fit five lever mortise deadlocks to all external doors to BS3621
- Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as under the doormat, burglars know all the usual hiding places
- Security mark items such as phones, laptops and tablets as this makes it easier to recover stolen items.
Officers are conducting reassurance patrols within the area as a response to these incidents and enquiries are ongoing.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the areas mentioned. They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have any CCTV or Dashcam footage of any suspicious activity within the area during the times stated.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Cormac Harrison at Norwich CID on 101 quoting incident number 36/5128/20, 36/5503/20, 36/5622/20 or 36/5902/20.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.