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Burglars target elderly

PUBLISHED: 12:19 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 11:04 03 July 2010

ELDERLY residents in the Great Yarmouth area are being warned by police to be on their guard following a recent spate of burglaries.

Thieves have targeted elderly residents living in ground floor flats and most incidents have happened in the early afternoon or evening.

ELDERLY residents in the Great Yarmouth area are being warned by police to be on their guard following a recent spate of burglaries.

Thieves have targeted elderly residents living in ground floor flats and most incidents have happened in the early afternoon or evening.

DC Darren Reade, of Yarmouth CID, said: “I am anxious to highlight this issue to the more vulnerable members of our community and reiterate our crime prevention advice to help prevent other people becoming victims. Please think about who you are letting in when you use your intercom service, ask visitors to show their ID and query it if you are worried. If you notice anything suspicious such as vehicles, where possible try take a note of the registration number and also descriptions of individuals. In any such cases please call the police straight away.”


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