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Thefts of Land Rover Defenders

Alert message sent 27/02/2018 14:27:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police

Land Rover Defender thefts have been reported in your neighbourhood

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about the below incident please contact us online, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at


Police are investigating after the theft of two Land Rover Defenders and the attempted theft of a third in Mayfield and Rotherfield during the past weekend (24-25 February). 

A white Defender stolen overnight from St Leonards Lane, Mayfield, on Saturday was later recovered damaged and missing a Makita drill stored on board in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
A red Defender stolen from Town Row, Rotherfield, in the early hours of Sunday was found at Poultwood Golf Course, Higham Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, where it had been used in a burglary.
An attempt to steal a Defender from Station Road, Mayfield, on Sunday afternoon (25 February) failed, although damage was caused to the vehicle.
Officers have not ruled out the possibility that the incidents were linked.
Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious at any of the rural locations in East Sussex or who may have other information is asked to contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 143 of 25/02.
Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Some crime prevention advice for vehicle owners

Mark your parts – Have your car’s valuable parts security marked. There are many ways that you can do this, either by getting it laser etched or with an ultraviolet pen, companies can do this for you or you can buy DIY kits where you can register your parts.

Fit an Approved Alarm System – Prices can vary on alarm systems, from GPS tracking systems to a good steering wheel lock. Any visual deterrent is a great way to prevent your vehicle from being stolen.

Mind where you park – Your Land Rover is more likely to be targeted if it is left in a quiet unlit location. Park it in a garage if possible, if not on a driveway blocked by another vehicle or in a well-lit secure area. A simple CCTV system fitted where you park your vehicle can be an excellent deterrent.

Visit our Website for crime prevention advice

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Megan Hall (Police, Prevention Support and Engagement Officer, Sussex)

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