Police link four thefts from vans in Thetford

Thetford news from the Bury Free Press
Thetford news from the Bury Free Press

Police in Thetford are reminding motorists to keep their vehicles safe after four thefts in the area.

Between 5pm on Friday, March 20 and 9am on Monday, March 23 four vans were broken into and power tools were stolen from inside. Officers are treating the thefts as linked.

The incidents took place in Teasel Drive between 5pm on March 20 and 9am on March 23; in Ripon Way between 5.30pm on March 22 and 8.15am on March 23; in Magdalen Street between 8pm on March 22 and 8am on March 23; and in Norfolk Road between 11pm on March 22 and 6am on March 23.

Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley, Breckland Policing Commander, said: “These thieves appeared to target larger vehicles that they thought might contain items of value so I would advise van drivers not to leave anything to chance and to take their tools out of their vehicle when leaving it unattended for long periods of time.

“The home is a much safer place to keep valuables than in a car or a van so I would remind all motorists to make sure they are emptying their vehicles of any valuables overnight, and never to leave anything on display in your car that may attract thieves.”

For further crime prevention advice visit www.norfolk.police.uk.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents should contact Thetford Police Station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.