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Norfolk Constabulary: Spring warning to boat owners

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24 April 2015

Police are reminding boat owners in North Norfolk to double check the security of their boats during the spring and summer months.

Historically, opportunist thieves have targeted boats around quays, harbours and creeks that have been left unattended, insecure and where items have been left on display.

Officers are urging boat owners to remove these opportunities to help reduce the chances of falling victim to maritime crime.

PC Jason Pegden said: “Boat owners and hirers spend a lot of money buying and maintaining their boats, so the last thing you want is to be a victim of theft.

“It is important to take the security of your boat as seriously as you would your home, ensuring it is left secure and making life difficult for criminals to steal your boat and items on board.

“If you haven t already, make sure you have a detailed list of your boating equipment including serial numbers, which is first line of defence against thieves, which proves invaluable if your property is stolen.”

Officers also strongly recommend marking valuable items of property with your postcode, making them less attractive to a thief and easier to identify if stolen.

PC Pegden added: “Police outboard covers are still available from Wells Police Station, Wells Harbour and Neil Thompson Boats at Glandford.

Anyone that witnesses any suspicious behaviour in these areas are urged to contact PC Jason Pegden at Wells Police Station on 101 and include details such as vehicle descriptions and registrations and direction of travel.

If you suspect a crime is in progress, please call 999.

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Norfolk Constabulary: Spring warning to boat owners

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