Friday 9th March 2018
News and appeals
Fresh appeal for witnesses to Shoreham-by-Sea bank robbery
Police investigating an armed robbery at the Santander bank in High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, have renewed an appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
Shortly before 11pm on Tuesday 27 February security van staff loading a cash machine were threatened by a man with a handgun and forced to hand over a box containing several thousands of pounds. No one was hurt.
The robber - described as a white man, 5'10", in his 30s, with brown medium length hair - was wearing a blue hooded jacket and carrying a black pistol.
After grabbing the cash box he ran away on foot in a southerly direction.
Enquiries are continuing to try to identify and locate the suspect.
Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in Shoreham High Street at the time, or who may have other information that could assist police, is asked to report details online or phone 101, quoting Operation Graffiti.
Alternatively please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Abnormal load to be escorted between Shoreham and Ninfield this weekend
Sussex Police will be escorting an abnormal load through the county this weekend.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead as the electricity transformer, which is approximately 78 meters long and 4.6 meters wide, and weighs about 331 tonnes, is transported on Sunday (11 March 2018).
The load will depart Shoreham Port around 5:30am and is expected to arrive at Potmans Lane, Ninfield, East Sussex by about 2pm.
Sergeant Dan Pitcher, of the East Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “This is a substantial load and to ensure the safety of all motorists, we will enforce rolling road closures and periodic full road closures on the route throughout the day.
“This will of course cause some delays, specifically around the A27 between Lewes and Polegate then the A259 around Little Common and Bexhill. We would like to thank all road users in advance for their patience and understanding.”
The operation will be carried out by Sussex Police’s Roads Policing Unit in conjunction with Highways England and Brighton and Hove City Council.
The route is as follows:
- A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody by Crawley magistrates to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday 3 April charged with possessing class A controlled drugs heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, possessing class B cannabis and possessing a knife in a public place
Khalid Ali, unemployed, of Hazelwood Crescent, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10, was arrested in the Farncombe Road area of Worthing on Wednesday, 28 February, and after being charged appeared before magistrates on Friday (2 March).
Reference: 0247 2nd March
Location: Offington Drive, Salvington
Date and time: Between 0800hrs – 1400hrs 1st March
Details: Access gained to property via back door. Nothing stolen.
Reference: 0837 5th March
Location: Farncombe Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 0720hrs and 1655hrs 5th March
Details: Unknown how access was gained to property, several items stolen including bank cards, driving licence and personal papers.
Reference: 0765 8th March
Location: Madeira Avenue, East Worthing
Date and time: Between 1300hrs – 1530hrs 8th March
Details: Entry gained to property via rear door, jewellery was stolen.
At 11pm on Wednesday (7 March) police were alerted to a break-in at the Kwik Snack sandwich shop in Portland Square, Worthing.
The front door glass was smashed and outside at the rear of the premises officers found several discarded charity boxes and coins.
A 25-year-old man was detained and arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal. He has been charged and currently remains in police custody.
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