Weekly Crime Summary w/c 5th January 2016

The festive period was busy but there were very few incidents of disorder and when they did occur they were isolated and dealt with swiftly reducing the impact on the wider community.

Police are once again reminding all residents of the importance of crime prevention and to use the ‘close it, lock it, check it’ system for home security, double checking that windows and doors are properly secured to help prevent burglary.

Christmas presents such as new electricals, jewellery and cash are attractive pickings for burglars and a large proportion of burglaries continue to be committed by offenders walking into unlocked houses or climbing through open windows.

Witnesses sought following Yarmouth attempted robbery

Detectives are investigating after an incident of attempted robbery in Great Yarmouth.

It happened around 2am on Wednesday 23 December 2015, when a man has walked into a shop on St Peter’s Road and has demanded cash and threatened the shop owner with what is thought to be a kitchen knife.

Nothing was stolen and no one was injured as a result of the incident.

The male is described as being white, 5 foot 6 inches tall, between 25-30years old, of a medium build and was wearing a dark coloured jacket, blue jeans, trainers, a red Christmas hat and white beard.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone with information should contact Det Sergeant Graeme Talbot at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.