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Your update from Mid Sussex Police 23 April

Alert message sent 23/04/2019 14:58:00

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We are looking for Mark Brazil who we want for a number of serious offences, the 20 year old from Haywards Heath is sought in connection with two counts of Robbery, Common Assault, Grievous Bodily Harm and Witness Intimidation. 

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Paw Patrol PD Kola assists in search for Pet Store Burglar:
Following a report of a break in to Pets at Home in Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill on Sunday 14 April around 11.16pm, PD Kola and PC Hewson attended the location.

The investigating pair came across broken glass from the front door, going inside they saw a man wearing all black clothing and a balaclava, the suspect began to run and PD Kola was deployed.

The suspect was identified as Philip Johnstone, 47, unemployed with no fixed address. 

Johnstone was arrested and appeared in front of Crawley Magistrates Court on 16 April where he pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal, he was sentenced to a 12 month community order and made to pay £85 costs, and an £85 victim surcharge.

For a picture of our canine hero and more from PC Hewson, click here.

Vehicle Crime Reported in Lindfield:

We have received a significant number of reports of car windows being smashed from Lindfield residents.  This normally occurs overnight causing the community a great deal of upset, inconvenience, and cost.

We are asking that all incidents and any information about the suspects are reported to us.

This matter has been raised as a local issue which the Prevention Team is targeting.  They have been liaising with the local Parish Council, doing High visibility patrols and automatic number plate recognition.
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Ref: 0375 17/04
On 16 April, between 6pm and 11pm, suspect/s forced entry to the side gate to a property in The Quadrant, Hassocks, the padlock was intact but the clasp had been broken off.  The suspect/s then forced the bike shed open and two mountain bikes were taken; 1 x stunt jumper in black, and 1 x Scott, Genious 750 in blue.
Ref: 0300 21/04
On 19 April, during the night time hours, the suspect/s climbed over the wall of a property in Friars Oak Road, they cut through a metal padlock securing the bike to a ladder and then exited the garden over the wall.  The stolen bike was a high value red Camber Comp 650B mountain bike.

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