Tuesday 11th September 2018
News and appeals
Appeal for witnesses following ram raid in Rudgwick
Police would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard a ram raid at the Co-op in Rudgwick on Sunday (9 September).
Officers attended the store in Martletts Corner, Rudgwick, near Horsham, around 2.45am after members of the public witnessed a cash machine being stolen.
A JCB telescopic forklift was used to smash the glass of the shop and pull the free-standing machine out before it was loaded onto the back of a 4x4 vehicle.
The 4x4 vehicle and a silver Subaru, believed to be connected to the three suspects, left the scene heading south to the A281. The JCB, stolen from Horsham, was left at the scene.
Detective Constable Kirstie Neal said: “We are appealing for anyone with information on this incident to come forward to us immediately.
“This crime occurred in the middle of the night when the suspects knew there would be fewer witnesses, but they would have made a large amount of noise. Did you get woken up by it?
"The three suspects wore dark clothing and masks covering their faces and were at the scene for around five minutes.”
To report information please go online, call 101 quoting 180 of 09/09 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
There have been no Burglaries of note this week but there has been an increase in thefts from sheds and garages…..please see below.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 1008 6th September
Location: Horsham Road, Handcross
Date and time: Between 0830hrs and 1720hrs 6th September
Details: An insecure garage was entered and power tools were stolen.
Reference: 1288 6th September
Location: Five Oaks Road, Slinfold
Date and time: 5th September – Time frame unknown
Details: A Pedal cycle was stolen after someone removed the padlock from a shed.
Reference: 0284 7th September
Location: Sandygate Lane, Lower Beeding
Date and time: Between 0900hrs and 1700hrs 6th September
Details: A Barn was broken into, pedal cycles, power tools and a Bluetooth speaker were stolen.
Reference: 0491 8th September
Location: Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield
Date and time: Between 0945hrs and 1055hrs 8th September
Details: Locks on 2 sheds were broken and garden equipment were stolen.
Reference: 0642 8th September
Location: Five Oaks Road, Slinfold
Date and time: time and date unknown
Details: Garden equipment including strimmers, chainsaw and a sander were stolen from a garage.
Reference: 0839 9th September
Location: Nuthurst Road, Maplehurst
Date and time: Between 1440hrs and 1540hrs 9th September
Details: A padlock was broken off a garage and a Petrol strimmer was stolen
Reference: 0974 9th September
Location: West Chiltington Lane, Coneyhurst
Date and time: Time frame unknown
Details: Padlocks broken off a garden shed. Strimmer, Hedge Cutter and lawn mower were all stolen.
Reference: 0668 10th September
Location: Billingshurst Road, Coolham
Date and time: Between 0810hrs and 1830hrs 7th September
Details: Garden equipment and Power tools stolen from a garage after door was forced open.
Over the last week there has been an increase in sheds and garages being broken into, please click on the link or see our website for crime prevention advice.
I have been made aware that there is currently another scam involving text messaging. It appears someone is texting claiming to be from your bank and that a fraudulent transaction has been made, you are then requested to call a number where money is taken from you. Please be advised not to call the number, visit your bank if possible. Always use a different phone to call and use a different number that was given. As a reminder, neither your bank nor the Police will ask for your passwords and pin numbers. For further information on fraud please click on the link or see our website.
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