Warning to residents after two burglaries in Thetford

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Police are reminding residents to keep their homes secure following two burglaries in Thetford in the last few days.

The first incident took place at an address in Castle Street on Wednesday, April 22 between 4am and 5.30am when suspect(s) gained entry through an insecure door and stole £35 in cash. A purse and a wallet were recovered, having been discarded nearby.

The second burglary occurred in Fairfields between 10.30pm yesterday and 2.30am this morning. Offender(s) gained entry via an insecure front door and took a handbag containing a purse, bunch of keys, cosmetics and £55 in cash.

Officers in Thetford are not treating the two incidents as linked but are reminding local homeowners to ensure their property remains locked up.

Inspector Jon Papworth said: “Many of the thieves we encounter just try their luck in the hope of finding a property that’s not been left securely so we would advise residents to make sure you’re leaving all doors and windows locked overnight as otherwise you’re leaving yourself at far greater risk of being burgled.

“I would urge householders to fit locks which are fit for purpose for all doors and accessible windows and get into the routine of checking that your windows and doors are closed and locked before you go to bed or leave the house.

“In the meantime we are asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour as it may assist us with our investigations.”

Anyone with information on either of the incidents above should contact Thetford Police Station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.