the clocks go forward and we step into Spring, it is important to
ensure your property and belongings are secure. Norfolk
Constabulary advise people to pay extra attention to home and
vehicle security at this time of year when opportunist crime can
come with the lighter nights.
Superintendent Nick Dean of Norfolk Constabulary said: “Most
thefts are carried out by opportunist thieves.
coming summer months can bring with them thieves on the look-out
for lapses in security – such as doors and windows left open or
property left on display at beauty spot car parks.
are advised to be aware and make use of simple crime prevention
methods which deprive thieves of the opportunity to steal.”
Constabulary offers the following advice to residents:
should also be paid to the security of sheds and garages and to
the property stored within.
cars – especially those left in remote areas such as beauty
spots – should be left locked and secure with no property left
on display and satellite navigation devices, car audio equipment,
cameras, handbags and laptops should be removed from the vehicle
attending large scale events or out and about in busy areas should
be mindful of thieves and keep handbags closed and mobile phones
out of sight and kept securely on their person.
Superintendent Dean added: “Norfolk is an extremely safe place
to live and your chances of being a victim of such crimes still
remain extremely low, but you should consider making your house
look like someone is at home. Don’t become an easy target.
would also encourage people to be a good neighbour - If anyone is
spotted acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood, call the
with information about thieves operating in their area should
contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously
by calling 0800 555 111.