Weekly crime summary 19 July 2016
The summer has certainly arrived in Norfolk with temperatures soaring over the last couple of days; however, don’t let this lovely weather cloud your judgement over home security and personal safety.
Opportunist thieves will be on the look-out for personal property left within easy reach of open windows and unlocked doors.
Common mistakes are leaving handbags and car keys close to unlocked front or back doors, or leaving jewellery and electronic items on display near an open window.
To deter walk-in thieves, householders are advised to:
· Keep doors and windows shut and locked where possible, especially if the room/home is unoccupied.
· Lock your doors if you are spending time outside and out of view of your home.
· When answering your door, make sure other external doors are locked first.
· Keep valuables and personal property out of sight, remove from window sills, worktops and tables.
· Remember to keep sheds and garages locked as garden equipment is also vulnerable at this time of year.
Also vulnerable at this time of year are cars left for long periods of time at coastal car parks and beauty spots. Motorists are advised to remove all valuables from display and from the vehicle where possible.
Finally, Norfolk is well known for its maze of open waterways and on a hot day the water may look an inviting place to cool down. Please remember the rivers around the broads are unsuitable for swimming in and have hidden dangers such as a sudden change in depth, decreases in temperatures and unseen objects and currents, which can cause even the strongest of swimmers to get into difficulty very quickly so don’t be tempted to use them as a way of cooling off.
Appeal following exposure in Caister
Police are appealing for information following an exposure in Caister.
A teenage girl was walking along Manor Road, near to the car park on Braddock Road, at approximately 3.45pm on Friday 15 July 2016 when a man walking in front of her exposed himself.
Officers are keen to identify the man who is described as white, aged 35 to 40, approximately 6ft tall, of medium build, fair skin and short dark hair. He was wearing a dark purple T-shirt and dark blue denim jeans.
Anyone with information should contact PC Craig Johnstone at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.