Policing Update:

The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood

Weekly crime summary 5 July 2016

As we continue to enjoy the warmer summer months please don’t forget the importance of maintaining good home security. Always Close it, Lock it and Check it, even if you’re just going out to spend some time in your garden.

Also, don’t hand burglars the keys to your home. Most opportunistic thieves are looking for an easy target and leaving keys hidden somewhere around your property should be avoided as thieves know all of the commonly used hiding places.

Key safes are becoming an increasingly popular way of storing a spare key to allow visitors or health professionals access to property. The use of a code means you have greater control over who has access to your house keys.

Please make sure you consider the security of your key safe. They need to be fitted out of sight, be in good working order and you should never leave the access code where it could be found by an unauthorised person.

Appeal following a burglary in Gorleston

Detectives in Great Yarmouth are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Gorleston on Thursday 30 June 2016.

The incident happened on Victoria Road at approximately 1.30am. The suspect has entered the property and made a quick search.

The occupant has then realised someone was in their property and challenged the individual.

They have made a quick exit stealing a red Radley purse containing cash and cards from the property.

Police are keen to hear from anyone with information concerning the incident or may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area during the crime times.

Witnesses should contact Det Con Richard Wallis from Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.