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Alert message sent 22/11/2019 10:54:00

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A burglary has 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

Reference: 0129 18/11
Location: Hook Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead
Date: 18 November
Details:  Break to the outbuilding and the shed. Gardening equipment was stolen.

Reference: 1124 17/11
Location: Leylands Road, Burgess Hill
Date: 17 November
Details:  Break to the flat. Entry was gained via the rear window. A suspect attempted to steal safe but occupants who worked in shop below heard them and disturbed the suspect who run off.

Reference: 0867 16/11
Location: South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks
Date: 16 November
Details:  Theft from the porch- boots were stolen.

Reference: 1001 15/11
Location: Turners Hill Rd, Crawley Down
Date: 15 November
Details:  Break to the house. Back door was found open on resident's return home.
Property was searched and jewellery and air pistol were stolen.

Reference: 0705 15/11
Location: Church Lane, Ardingly, Haywards Heath
Date: 15 November
Details: Break to the garage. Kids’ quad bike and power tools were stolen.

Reference: 0386 15/11
Location: Cinder Hill Lane, Haywards Heath
Date: 15 November
Details:  Break to the unoccupied house. Entry was gained via smashed sitting room window. Suspects were possibly looking for scrap metal. The radiators were dislodged from the wall.

Reference: 0261 18/11
Location: Sandhill Lane, Crawley Down
Date: 18 November
Details:  Suspect described as slim build, around 6ft tall and wearing a black coat with a grey hood was seen when attempted to break to the property.

Reference: 1358 19/11
Location: Turners Mill Road, Haywards Heath
Date: 19 November
Details:  Attempted break. Suspects forced conservatory door to get access but didn't manage to force open the kitchen door leading to the property.
CCTV at the back of the property has been moved before this incident but this wasn't noticed by the owners.
CCTV at the front recorded a male but he appeared to be aware of the camera and concealed his face.

Reference: 0851 20/11
Location: Acorn Avenue, Crawley Down
Date: 20 November
Details:  Entry to the property was gained via patio door. £300 in cash and an iPad were stolen.

Reference: 111 20/11
Location: Edward Road, Haywards Heath
Date: 20 November
Details:  Entry to the property was made via smashed panel of the back door. Nothing appeared stolen.

Reference: 1199 20/11
Location: Orchard Lane, Hassocks
Date: 20 November
Details:  Point of entry to the property was via the rear patio door.
The door chain was placed across the front door and the house was searched.
Camera and lenses of the approx. value of £3000 was stolen.

Reference: 1456 20/11
Location: Cuckfield Road, Hurspierpoint
Date: 20 November
Details:  Occupants believe that they disturbed the intruders on arrival home.
Entry was made via forced back window between 3:50 pm and 11:40 pm. Jewellery, two laptops and cheque books were stolen.

Reference: 0836 14/11
Location: Cowfold Road, Bolney, Haywards Heath
Date: 14 November
Details:  Attempted break to the property.

Reference: 0706 18/11
Location: Heckenden Lane, East Grinstead
Date 18 November
Details: Attempted break to the workshop.

Reference: 1547 18/11
Location: Chapel Lane, Ashurst Wood, East Grinstead
Date: 18 November
Details: Two suspects both in mid-20s, both white males. One wearing a beanie hat and the other wearing a hoody where disturbed when trying to steal a motocross bikes from the shed at the location.

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