Police Connect – rural crime report

Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk. We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.

You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime.

If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

Op Galileo.

We are please to say there has been only one report of possible Hare coursing. This was reported to be happening at Ten mile bank, near Downham Market with 3 men and 3 lurchers.

Heritage Crime

There have been no incidents of note.


In Rackheath a Mercedes Curtain side Lorry was taken from an industrial unit containing steel Louvres.

Farm and Agriculture.

In East Harling a Augertorgue/ Drill was taken from the front of a digger valued at £1000.

In Walpole Highway a John DEERE green star GPS system was stolen

Rural crime

In Cromer a Red ornate post box has been stolen.

In Swaffham a Pressure washer was taken and a Compressor from Northwold has also been stolen.

In Booton Horse tack has been taken including 7 Bridals and 5 saddles.

Heating oil

Please consider fitting alarms to your oil tank. Please treat each activation as a potential crime. Thieves may trip the alarm several times in an attempt to get the alarm switched off.

In Toft Monks and Aldeby there were 2 incidents of the theft of heating oil.

In Litcham, up to 500ltrs of heating oil has been reported stolen.

Pink is the Colour-

DC Andy Brown reminds you that a simple spray of florescent pink paint will make your batteries un-attractive to thieves.
Whilst the offenders are on your land looking for stolen batteries, what else are they looking at?
Are you leaving yourself vulnerable to further incidents?
We would encourage all subscribers to Property Mark your items. This can be as easy as post-coding items or using products like SelectaDNA or Smartwater which can be easily applied to smaller items which helps identify them, combined with clear signage- this will dissuade thieves.

Wildlife Crime: WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

If you are aware of an incident or offence taking place there and then or shortly afterwards please dial 999. The above inbox will not be monitored 24/7 but it will provide you with a direct way to contact our Wildlife Crime Officers. We look forward to hearing from you.

Your local Wildlife Crime Officers:
Insp Jon Papworth WCO Lead
Sgt Andy Tomlinson
PCSO Helen Maxwell
PC Ben Clark
Kings Lynn / Downham Market
Pc Maria Asker
Kings Lynn
PC Jim Squires
South Norfolk
PS Richard Bedder
PC Jason Pegden
North Norfolk
PC Stu Doe
North Norfolk
PCSO Mac Cornaby
We would like to thank you all for the on going support you provide Norfolk Police.
Have a good weekend, from the Op Randall team.


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