Weekly Crime Summary 11 August 2016

Crime on building sites

Officers are issuing a warning after more than ten crimes on building sites have been recorded since the beginning of August in Norwich and South Norfolk.

The most recent incident happened at some point between Friday 5 August and Monday 8 August 2016. A housing development on Carr Lane in Poringland has been entered and several of the properties broken into. The tools of two independent subcontractors have then been stolen from within.

Chief Inspector Nathan Clark said, “We have seen a rise in crimes occurring on building sites across south Norfolk and Norwich and would like to encourage builders to remain vigilant, take precautionary steps and look after their equipment. There are some simple steps that can be taken to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime which include:

  • Marking your property with a postcode
  • Ensuring adequate security for your tools
  • Keeping them with you when leaving the site

By doing this there will be less of an incentive for burglars risking police action by entering these sites.”

Anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity around building sites or anyone with information about these crimes should contact Norfolk Police on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

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