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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 16/02/2018 11:41:00

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Friday 16th February 2018

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Witness appeal after aggravated burglary in Worthing

Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in Worthing.

A call was received at around 1.15pm on Friday, February 2, from the owner of a property in Browning Road, Worthing, to report a break in at his flat.

The victim was working from home when he noticed a man entering his living room and when spotted by the suspect was sprayed in the face, with a substance believed to be pepper spray.

The suspect is described as mixed race man, 5’ 7” and with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark blue jacket, a scarf covering the majority of his face and carrying a rucksack.

Detective Constable Chris Bishop said: “This was a very alarming and distressing situation and he victim is lucky to have not sustained any serious injuries.

“We believe the suspect may have climbed up the side of the property to gain access.

“If you witnessed a man acting suspiciously in the area around this time or you have any information please report it to us immediately.”

Nothing was stolen in the incident.

You can report any information
online or by calling 101 quoting reference 573 of 02/02.


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Crime summary



Reference: 1211 09/02/2018

Location: Shakespeare Road Worthing

Date and time: On the 9th February

Details: It is unknown how entry was gained to a property. Jewellery was stolen

Reference: 0072 10/02/2018

Location: Whitelot Close Southwick

Date and time: Between 19:15 and 00:30 on the 10th February

Details: Cash was stolen from a property .How entry was gained is unknown.   

Reference: 0111 10/02/2018

Location: St Micheals Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 16:00 –and midnight on the 9th February

Details: A jewellery box and cash were stolen from a property.

Reference: 0675 13/02/2018

Location: Bulkington Avenue Worthing

Date and time: Between 9th and 12th February

Details: Entry was gained to a property by forcing the lock. Jewellery was stolen.


Other than Dwelling


Reference: 0320 09/02/2018

Location: Cromleigh Way Southwick

Date and time: On the 5th February

Details: Access was gained to a shed by breaking a lock. Riding equipment was stolen.

Reference: 0585 10/02/2018

Location: Woodmancote Road Worthing

Date and time: Overnight on the 10th February

Details: A garage was broken into and a bicycle was stolen

Reference: 0837 11/02/2018

Location: Sea Lane Goring

Date and time: Sometime in the last week

Details: Beach hut broken into by smashing the lock. Nothing was stolen.

Reference: 1119 11/02/2018

Location: Crabtree Lane Lancing

Date and time: Between 12:00 -22:00 on the 11th February

Details: Entry was gained to an insecure building and a bicycle was stolen.



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