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Police warning after spate of burglaries in Norwich

A number of burgaries have taken place across Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have issued a warning following a spate of burglaries in Norwich.

They have all happened during the evenings or overnight, with thieves entering homes through insecure doors.

Typical items stolen include cash, laptops and mobile phones.

The burglaries include:

  • A break-in at a home Bowthrope Road, Norwich, sometime between 10.10pm on Monday 19 September and 3am on Thursday 22 September 2016.The thief entered through an insecure conservatory door and stole cash.
  • A burglary in Watling Road between 8pm on Wednesday 21 September and 6am on Thursday 22 September 2016. A mobile phone and a tablet were taken.
  • Several burglaries in Wilberforce Road between Wednesday 28 September and Thursday 29 September. Items stolen include cash, mobile phones and laptops.
  • A break-in at a home in St Olave's Road between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday 5 October. An iPod touch, Phillips headphones and tobacco were taken.
  • Theft at an address in Fitzhenry Mews between 10.45pm on Thursday 13 October and 4am on Friday 14 October. Thieves stole an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 mobile phone.
Thieves have been targeting insecure homes in the city. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Officers are urging anyone with information to come forward.

"These are opportunist crimes where the offenders are targeting insecure properties and looking for things they can steal relatively quickly – for example handbags left in hallways, wallets on kitchen worktops, or laptops in living rooms.

"I would like to remind residents to keep all doors locked as a matter of routine, but especially during the evenings and overnight – don’t give burglars an easy way in. Windows should also be kept closed and secured if you are out, or at night."

– Chief Inspector Nick Paling, Norfolk Police


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They were called to the scene at around 01:30am where they discovered a building on Old Station Yard in East Winch was alight.

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Deepdale Farm Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Jason Borthwick set up a campsite and bunkhouse on his family-run thousand acre farm and hasn't looked back.

Jason Borthwick, Farmer Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We haven't taken that much land out and yet this is the profitable part, so I am under no misconceptions that we wouldn't of been able to do any of this if it hadn't been for the fact that we were farmers."

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Amelie Johnston, who is 13 and from King's Lynn, was attacked by a group of girls who filmed it on a mobile phone and posted it on the web.

Since then she's involved the police and is determined to stop it happening to others.

"I knew they were filming it. As soon as I got there I knew what they were doing. It's disgusting that they haven't got anything better to do than film someone being beaten up and put it on snapchat"

– Amelie Johnston

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– Claire Johnston, Amelie's mum
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