Two Norfolk women charged with burglary and theft after Waveney incidents

20 canaries and a number of miniature quail were taken. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

20 canaries and a number of miniature quail were taken. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The offences took place across the district as well as in Norwich.

Nickie Masterson, 20 of Kingsway, Earsham, near Bungay and Georgina Sugden, 21 and of Great Ellingham, near Attleborough were arrested on March 30 by officers investigating an attempted burglary at Barbrook Stores on Lowestoft Road in Reydon.

At around 2.30am that morning, officers out on patrol in the village saw a Ford Fiesta outside the entrance to the shop and then saw two people run away.

The door to the shop had sustained damage that officer deemed consistent with attempts to gain entry.

More officers were called to assist with a search of the local area and surrounding routes.


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The suspects were arrested in connection with the incident at around 5.15am on the A145 at Brampton by a police dog unit.

Masterson and Sugden were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and were charged with five offences:

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Attempted burglary relating to the incident at Barbrook Stores in Reydon on March 30.

Burglary relating to a break-in at Pammy’s Store in Beresford Road , Lowestoft, on March 13 where over £500 worth of alcohol was stolen.

One count of theft and one count of fraud by false representation; in connection with the theft of a card wallet containing bank cards from a woman in a shop in Beccles on 15 January; and 17 subsequent attempts to make contactless payments using the stolen cards in Beccles, Bungay and Halesworth on the same day.

Theft of a number of items of clothes from a Matalan store in Albion Way in Norwich on January 19.

Masterson and Sugden appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on March 31 where they were granted bail pending their next hearing at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on May 8.

The offence of theft relating to the stolen card wallet and bank cards was withdrawn for both defendants at the court hearing on 31 March.

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