Search

Warning after series of burglaries in Geldeston and Ellingham

17:18 26 March 2012

Archant © 2009

A series of burglaries has led police to issue a warning to people in South Norfolk to pay extra attention to their home security.

Support your community by viewing your local businesses

Please wait

You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds

Thank you for supporting your local community

You may now read the article

Thieves have targeted homes in Ellingham, near Bungay, and Geldeston, near Beccles, taking items including handbags and jewellery.

In several incidents someone has gained access to homes by going through unlocked doors and windows.

PC Penny Farrow said: “With the lighter evenings and warmer weather it is all too easy to leave doors and windows open and it is these lapses in security which can often give rise to opportunistic crime.

“Burglaries are often opportunistic crimes and by taking a few simple steps, such as removing valuable items from display, you can help avoid becoming a victim of crime.

“Open windows and doors will also catch the attention of would-be thieves who will be looking out for gaps in home security. I would urge householders to look at their home security through a thief’s eye and don’t be an easy target.”

Cash, cards and the key to a Fiat Bravo were taken from a handbag in a house in West End, Geldeston, between 5.15pm and 7.30pm on Thursday, March 8.

The car was then stolen overnight on Wednesday, March 14.

A handbag and briefcase, containing documents, a Dell laptop and Blackberry, were taken from a house in Pool Lane in Ellingham between 10.15pm and 10.45pm on Wednesday, March 14.

A man was also seen acting suspiciously in Old Yarmouth Road, in Ellingham, shortly after 8pm on Monday, March 19.

Police are connecting the incidents and appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Other news

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

Bed blocking is causing further delays at a Norfolk hospital that is already struggling with Accident and Emergency admissions.

Yesterday, 14:55
David Lennard retirement lunch at Prospect House

Long-serving journalist David Lennard is retiring today after working for newspapers across Norfolk and Suffolk for more than four decades.

Yesterday, 13:05
Robert Yates' company Brampton Willows has been commissioned to make three more willow waves as cross-country obstacles for this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Brampton Willows, based near Beccles, has been commissioned to make three more of its willow “waves” as cross-country obstacles for this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Yesterday, 12:53
Eric Wareham, Graham Elliott, Yanny Mac from the Big Dog Ferry with Natalie Clement From Tescos.  The community run ferry is looking to create a new picnic/ waiting area

The Big Dog Ferry will be back on the water next month and work is set to begin to spruce up the pontoon area ahead of its launch.

Most Read

Yesterday, 12:42
Youngsters from Woodton Primary run a mile around the playing field to rasie money for the NSPCC.

A nursery teacher who is gearing up to run the London Marathon has been given a helping hand with her training and fundraising by children at her school.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:55
David Lennard retirement lunch at Prospect House

Long-serving journalist David Lennard is retiring today after working for newspapers across Norfolk and Suffolk for more than four decades.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:53
Eric Wareham, Graham Elliott, Yanny Mac from the Big Dog Ferry with Natalie Clement From Tescos.  The community run ferry is looking to create a new picnic/ waiting area

The Big Dog Ferry will be back on the water next month and work is set to begin to spruce up the pontoon area ahead of its launch.

Read more
The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

Bed blocking is causing further delays at a Norfolk hospital that is already struggling with Accident and Emergency admissions.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05
Robert Yates' company Brampton Willows has been commissioned to make three more willow waves as cross-country obstacles for this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Brampton Willows, based near Beccles, has been commissioned to make three more of its willow “waves” as cross-country obstacles for this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 2°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition