Police reveal scores of items stolen in Norfolk burglaries

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

A detective wants to hear from burglary victims to reunite them with items stolen in raids across Norfolk.

Police have recovered more than 70 items including jewellery, antique cutlery, watches, bracelets and even a framed Elvis Presley album in a presentation case.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

They were recovered following reports of a burglary at a property in Blofield in November last year.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

The elderly couple that lived at the address said jewellery had been stolen from their bedroom after they had been visited by a window cleaner.

Following further enquiries a man in his 50s was arrested and a large amount of property was recovered.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

Some of the property recovered is understood to belong to the elderly couple from Blofield but other items are thought to be from other offences committed in Norfolk over the past two years.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

Det Sgt Peter Wilson said he believed the property had been taken between Norwich and Gorleston dating back to 2018 and urged burglary victims to get in touch.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

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He said: "I would like anyone who believes they have lost property to this man, or see anything they believe to be theirs in the pictures provided to contact me.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

"I would urge anyone not to use cold calling services without checking on the credentials of the tradesperson, and not to allow access into their home unless they are supervised."

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

He added: "I am keen to hear from anyone that could assist with the investigation and look forward to being able to return property to the rightful owners."

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

Advice to avoid becoming a burglary victim includes:

Lock all doors and remove the keys before leaving the house.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

Close all windows before you leave the house.

Leave low-energy lights on timers around the house and keep radio on to make it seem as though someone is home.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

Visible burglar alarms can make burglars think twice.

Keep valuables, jewellery, cash and other important items in a safe.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries.

Items believed to have been stolen in Norfolk burglaries. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

Make sure valuables are property marked.

A man in his 50s arrested last year in connection with the Blofield offence has been released on conditional bail while further enquiries are completed.

For more details about items recovered by police, including others that have not appeared in this article, contact Det Sgt Wilson via Norfolk Police on 101.


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