Reported items stolen in the last week include 2 Land Rovers, 1 mobility scooter, 1 electronic trap, 1 dingy, 2 trailers, 40 fence posts, 1 VW Transporter, 8 lead ropes, 7 webbing head collars 1 leather head collar, 10 turnout horse rugs and 1 off road mororbike. The total value of reported rural crime this week is £73,604.00. See reports below for detail. If you have any evidence, no matter how small, on any of the crimes listed below, please call it in on the non-emergency number 101 and quote the reference number and date as given to the left of the report, of for that matter any other crime. WORDS OF ADVICE UK Police forces, including Sussex, report a rise in the theft of agricultural GPS systems from all types of vehicle. These then leave the UK and usually end up in Eastern Europe or Africa. If possible please remove them when not in use and mark them to make them less attractive to the second hand market.
Monday 15th April 2019 to Sunday 21st April 2019
Adur & Worthing
Brighton & Hove
A black Land Rover Discovery on a 14 plate, was stolen from the drive of a property in Rottingdean. Inside it was a child’s mobility scooter and the child’s medical history. Value of theft £30,000.
A group of 5-6 youths aged 15-16 years of age were seen building fires in Nevill Playing Fields in Hove, ESF&R attended and requested police help in dealing with the situation. Do you know who any of these children are.
A Morris Electronics ABT trap release (used in Clay shooting) and valued at £264, has been stolen from a farm in Chilgrove Road Chilgrove Chichester.
A 14’ Dingy that was on a trailer has gone missing, presumed stolen from a yard in Chidham. Items valued at £1,000.
A blue Land Rover Defender 90on a W plate has been stolen from premises in Westerland, Petworth. Value £9,000.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal Takeuchi digger from premises in Upwaltham, Chichester, it is reported that in the process several parts were removed from the digger and left in the elements to deteriorate.
A male dressed in black was seen climbing into a field backing onto Gatwick Airport runway with a rifle. Police rushed to the scene, the male was a farmer legitimately vermin shooting.
An Ifor Williams LM85 Twin axled trailer 6’ by 10’, serial number 5086595 C+53709 has been stolen from premises in Newhaven. Replacement cost £3,240.
Premises in Green Lane Ringmer Lewes have been entered and two outbuildings were broken into. It is believed that the intruders were disturbed as nothing was stolen.
8 units on a farm in Common Lane Ditchling, Hassocks were broken into overnight and at least £10,000 worth of power tools have been stolen, these include chainsaws, pole saws and hedge cutters.
A farm in Twineham Lane Hassocks has been entered overnight by what is believed to be a 4x4 with a trailer or caravan behind it and driven across the lawns and fields.
An outbuilding to a property in Station Road Burgess Hill has again been broken into overnight, nothing was stolen but like last time it seems to have been used by drug takers as it smells strongly of weed.
A farm in Mill Lane Balcombe Haywards Heath has been entered and three farm Vehicles, 2 x lorries and 1 x tractor have suffered from windscreens being broken, Replacement cost unknown at this time.
WSF&R attended a barn fire in Turners Hill Road Crawley with 4 appliances.
40 fence posts have been stolen from a property in Channel Way Fairlight. Value £100
An unsuccessful attempt was made to beak into an outbuilding in Laurel Lane Winchelsea by two males caught on CCTV.
A black Volkswagen Transporter on a 14 plate valued at around £15,000 has been stolen from business premises in Whatlington.
8 lead ropes and head collars and 10 horse rugs have been stolen from premises in Hempstead Lane Hailsham. Value £1,000.
A workshop to a farm in Coldharbour Road Upper Dicker Hailsham was broken into overnight and a bright orange special edition KTM 250 was stolen. Value £4,000.
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