Boat owners on Norfolk Broads urged to be vigilant

A series of thefts from boats in a Norfolk village over the bank holiday weekend has led to a police warning to owners to be vigilant.

The first theft happened between Friday night and Saturday morning when thieves stole an outboard engine from a boat on the Riverside estate, Brundall.

This was followed by three other thefts of compasses and GPS units from boats on Saturday night.

Police patrolling the Broads urged owners to tighten security.

Officers said they should avoid leaving anything valuable on display or unlocked and loose.

They said boats should be kept locked when no-one was on board and outboard engines should be removed during the winter.

They also advised marking valuables so they could be traced if stolen.

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