Police drop hunt for thief who targeted cars at 3am

CCTV captured the moment this man entered cars on Longmere Road in Watton. Picture: Sinclair Maynard

CCTV captured the moment this man entered cars on Longmere Road in Watton. Picture: Sinclair Maynard - Credit: Archant

Police have called off the hunt for a thief who stole from a number cars.

CCTV captured the moment this man entered cars on Longmere Road in Watton. Picture: Sinclair Maynard

CCTV captured the moment this man entered cars on Longmere Road in Watton. Picture: Sinclair Maynard - Credit: Archant

People living in Longmere Road, Watton, woke up on Friday, January 31 to find items had been taken from their cars.

After watching a neighbour's CCTV a man was seen opening car doors and searching for valuables.

A police spokesman said: "Due to a lack of evidence the line of enquiry and the investigation has been closed.

"Crime prevention has been given to the residents."


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In the CCTV footage the man is seen approaching cars, at about 3am, and attempting to open them.

In one case he is able to open a car and searches the driver's seat before opening the boot.

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Neighbour Tim Barnes, 65, said at the time: "It makes me angry, it's a nice quiet area with brilliant neighbours. It's worrying - he was mooching around as if it was his own car."

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