Police Update:

Weekly crime summary 6 April 2016

There have been four incidents of purse and handbag thefts from female victims in both Great Yarmouth and Gorleston in recent weeks. In one incident a shopper had her bag and purse stolen from a shopping trolley. On another occasion a female put her handbag in the passenger foot well of her car as she got in the driver’s side. A male suspect opened the passenger side door and attempted to remove the bag.

Please ensure that you are always aware of where your purses and handbags containing valuables are and make every effort to keep them safe. Please don’t leave them unattended at any time – even for a short period, for example, leaving purses on shopping trolleys whilst shopping. Small bells can be purchased and attached to bags or purses so owners can be alerted if they are moved.

Please be aware of suspicious people hovering near you. If you notice someone acting suspiciously, move away from them, preferably to a busy area, and alert staff if you are in a shop.

Norfolk Home Watch Association meeting

Please be advised that there will be an EGM on the 21 April 2016 to discuss the name change for Norfolk Home Watch Association to Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch Association, a discussion of the new constitution for the association and for the constitution to be agreed. If all coordinators could attend it would greatly assist them and the association.

The meeting will be held at Town Green Centre, Wymondham NR18 0PW.

The entrance for the venue is up the left hand side of the Methodist Church on Town Green and the timing for the meeting is 19:00 for a prompt 19:30 start.

Church targeted by would-be thieves, Burgh Castle

Police are investigating after suspect(s) targeted a church at the weekend in Burgh Castle, near Great Yarmouth.

The incident happened at the St Peter and St Pauls Church, in Church Loke, on Saturday 2 April between 10am and 1.40pm when offender(s) entered the main building before forcing their way into the rector’s office.

Damage was caused to the door and items were moved around inside but nothing was stolen.

Officers are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have seen anything out of character in the area during the day.

Witnesses should contact AJ Hovells at Gorleston Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.