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Weekly Bulletin - Arun District

Alert message sent 09/01/2020 09:49:00

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Monday 23 December - Sunday 5 January

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Numerous arrests were made during the week.  Offences include:  Criminal damage, actual bodily harm, drink driving, no insurance, possession of a Class B drug, immigration, robbery, common assault, shoplifting, domestic assault, possession of a Class A drug, theft of a motor vehicle, drug driving, affray, possession of an offensive weapon, grievous bodily harm, assault on Police and breach of bail.
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The Royal British Legion, Hewarts Lane, Bognor
Can you help? Did you see anything?
Between 10.00 pm on Sunday 5 January and 2.00 pm on Monday 6 January, a burglary took place at The Royal British Legion in Hewarts Lane, #Bognor Regis. No items were reported stolen, however significant damage was caused to the doors where they had been forced.
If you have any information that you believe could assist with us our enquiries please report online  or call 101 and quote serial 651 of 06/01. Thank you

Arun Business Owners
For our #Arun Business Owners, we are currently seeing an increase in breaks to businesses on #Arun District where charity boxes, tip jars and cash from till floats are being stolen. Whilst we continue to carry out our enquiries in relation to these, please take a moment to consider how efficient your security is and click on link below for tips on how to protect your business from the outside in:

Crime summary


Yapton Road, Middleton-On-Sea – Overnight on Sunday 22 December there was a break to a shop; charity boxes were stolen.  Serial 0245 of 23/12.
Felpham Road, Felpham – On Monday 23 December, during the early hours of the morning a business was broken into and a pair of scissors and a bottle of wine stolen.  Serial 0290 of 23/12.
Chichester Road, Bersted – Between Saturday 21 December and Monday 23 December there was an attempt break to a business via the rear window, no entry was gained.  Serial 0294 of 23/12.
Felpham Road, Felpham – Overnight on Sunday 22 December a business was broken into; cash was stolen from the till and charity boxes emptied.   Serial 0378 of 23/12.  
Waterloo Square, Marine – Overnight on Tuesday 24 December a restaurant was broken into and cash stolen from the till.  Serial 0330 of 25/12.
Finch Gardens, Bersted – Overnight on Wednesday 25 December an insecure property was entered and a laptop, purse and an iPad was stolen.  Serial 0221 of 26/12.    
West Street, Marine – Between Tuesday 24 December and Saturday 28 December there was an attempt break to a shop; no entry was gained but there was damaged caused to the lock.  Serial 0262 of 28/12.  

Frith Road, Bognor – Overnight on Friday 27 December a vehicle was entered and damage was caused to the interior.  Serial 0211 of 28/12.
Longford Road, Orchard – Between Tuesday 31 December and Sunday 5 January both wing mirrors were damaged to a vehicle.  Serial 0793 of 05/01.
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Wick Farm Road, Wick – Overnight on Sunday 22 December there was an attempt break to a property, a broom had been put through the cat flap.    Serial 0158 of 23/12.
Grand Avenue, Wick – Overnight on Sunday 22 December a property was broken into and a wallet stolen.  Serial 0231 of 23/12.
High Street, Arundel – Overnight on Thursday 26 December a shop was broken into; nothing was reported stolen.  Serial 0258 of 27/12.   

The Street, Walberton – Overnight on Friday 27 December a business was broken into and a tip jar stolen.  Serial 0448 of 28/12. 
Sheep Fold Avenue, Rustington – On Sunday 29 December during the early hours of the morning two youths were seen trying to break into a shed.    Once disturbed, they were seen to make off on pushbikes; nothing was stolen.  Serial 0082 of 29/12.
Barnham Road, Barnham – On Friday 3 January, the alarm was activated to a takeaway.    Entry had been gained by the suspect/s and a small amount of cash was stolen from the till.  Serial 0112 of 03/01.
Yapton Road, Barham – Overnight on Thursday 2 December a shop was broken into; nothing was stolen however damage was caused to the door.   A neighbouring shop and others were also broken into with various items stolen.  Serial 0329 of 03/01.
Hook Lane, Aldingbourne – Overnight on Saturday 4 January, two insecure vehicles were entered.    Cash was stolen from both and also there was an attempt to rip out the stereo unit from one of them.  Serial 0260 of 05/01.    

River Road, River – Overnight on Tuesday 24 December front and rear number plates were stolen from a vehicle.  Serial 0390 of 25/12.
Myrtle Green, East Preston – Between Tuesday 24 December and Wednesday 1 January a vehicle was entered; loose change and glasses were stolen.   

Anti-Social Behaviour
Bedford Street, Marine – On Friday 27 December there was a report of two people driving on their motorcycles in an anti-social manner around Morrison’s car park. Serial 0610 of 27/12.   

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If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message 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


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