Search

Police hunt for convicted Norfolk distraction burglar who breached prison release terms

08:57 02 June 2015

Luke Wall.

Luke Wall.

Submitted

A Norwich man jailed for a string of distraction burglaries is being sought by police after he breached the terms of his release from prison.

Luke Wall, 33, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years at Norwich Crown Court in 2011 after he tricked his way into the homes of elderly and vulnerable victims.

But he is now wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence and police have appealed for the public’s help in finding him.

He had admitted burglary at the home of a 94-year-old widow in Theobald Road, in Norwich. He gained entry after claiming that he needed to turn her water off and stole £50 in cash and her dead husband’s wedding ring.

He also admitted tricking his way into the home of a 85-year-old pensioner at Flempton, in Suffolk and stealing her savings of £2,300.

Wall had asked for 37 similar offences to be taken into consideration and Norwich Crown Court heard many of his victims were in their 80s and 90s and lived on their own.

In each case Wall pretended something was wrong with the water supply and used that as an excuse to gain entry to his victims’ homes before stealing cash or jewellery.

He operated all over the county from King’s Lynn and Dereham to Diss and Loddon.

Wall is described as being white, of a slim build, with short brown hair and short facial hair.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts should contact police as soon as possible on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Other news

Nursery manager Ian Limmer, left, and Michael Baldwin at Peter Beales Roses, prepare the roses for the Chelsea Flower Show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An Attleborough firm, Redgrave botanist and a sculptor from Diss were all winners at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Edwin Gooch and  Mary Curl on their wedding day in 1960

His life started at the foot of his father’s forge, and he worked his way up to become one of Norfolk’s most powerful men.

The group, which walked from coast to coast in memory of Nathan Bray from Attleborough who was only 32 when he died of bowel cancer.

A team of 10 intrepid walkers have pushed themselves to the limit, covering 200 miles in just seven days in memory of an Attleborough man who died of bowel cancer.

From left to right, a Kurdish refugee, Andrew McFadyen, Stuart Bradbury and Darren French, trying out the hatchway for the first time at a new shop they had just built in the Dunkirk Grand Synthe Refugee Camp.

A teacher from Wymondham has spoken about conditions at a camp for refugees in Dunkirk, after paying a visit to volunteer.

Most Read

Friday, April 1, 2016
Leader of Breckland Council William Nunn. Picture: Ian Burt

Breckland Council’s new leader has voiced strong opposition to proposals to have one elected mayor for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Read more
Breckland Council
Yesterday, 10:30
Watton town mayor Beryl Bunning and Keith Gilbert. Picture: Ian Burt

Wish you were in a position to make a difference in your town? For Watton residents, that chance has come.

Read more
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Co-operative shop on Plumstead Road, Norwich.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Co-op food stores in Watton, Wisbech and Norwich’s Plumstead Road are among 36 which will be sold off by the Co-operative Group as it sharpens its focus on convenience shopping.

Read more
Norwich
Yesterday, 17:55
Christian Motta from Grosvenor Fish Bar in Norwich which has done well out of TripAdvisor. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

For many, it is the first point of call when booking a holiday or meal out – but with little regulation, and 350 million visitors a month, review website TripAdvisor often leaves businesses divided. Tourism correspondent Lauren Cope looks at how it affects Norfolk’s hotels and restaurants.

Read more
Lauren Cope
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Polly Grieff and her husband Eric.  Their house Old Manor, in Saham Toney, will be on Restoration Home - one year on.  Picture: Ian Burt

It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 8°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up