Spring has arrived! Please remain security conscious and remember to secure sheds and garages after using tools and lawnmowers in the garden or on the allotment.
Gardening equipment makes attractive pickings for thieves and given that the grass has started to grow, people realise their old mower is broken and therefore demand for ‘new’ equipment increases at this time of the year.
Always be alert to items being offered for sale that are very cheap or from a source that may suggest they are stolen. By not providing a market for stolen goods the items become less attractive to steal and therefore overall thefts in the community reduce. The penalty in law for handling stolen goods is higher than for stealing them specifically to deter activity in this market.
Tools left in insecure sheds and garages can also be used to force entry to houses so by securing sheds and outbuildings you can increase the security of houses as well.
If you see any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood or are offered items that you believe may have been stolen please contact us on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Further home security tips and advice is available on our website www.norfolk.police.uk
Please be aware that due to the introduction of new software, a reduced service continues to be provided by Police Connect.
The full service will be resumed as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Message from Chief Inspector Nathan Clark