Late in the evening of 26/01, officers who were deployed in Chichester district in response to a number of burglaries, arrested two men, after working together with colleagues in Hampshire Police. Both men have been released on police bail, as officers have recovered a substantial amount of property, and need to identify who owns it.
District Commander, Chief Inspector Jon Carter said “These two arrests are an important first step in identifying those responsible for a number of burglaries across the district. I would like to reassure residents that this success will not stop the overt and covert activity that we are doing, and we will continue to work to identify and target those people responsible. I would like to urge anyone with information about any of the incidents to come forward to assist the Prevention and Investigations teams in gathering evidence, and bringing the offenders to Justice."
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High Street, Chilgrove – On Monday 20 January a business premises was broken into and cash was stolen. Serial 0218 of 20/01.
West Dean, Chichester – On Monday 20 January a business premises was broken into and cash was stolen. Serial 0297 of 20/01.
Southgate, Chichester – Overnight on Monday 20 January a building site was broken into and numerous tools were stolen. Serial 0266 of 21/01.
Alfrey Close, Southbourne – Overnight on Tuesday 21 January a building site was broken into and numerous tools were stolen. Serial 0199 of 22/01.
Adsdean, Chichester – On the afternoon of Tuesday 21 January a vehicle was broken into and some clothing was stolen. Serial 0290 of 22/01.
Halfrey Road, Chichester – Overnight on Tuesday 21 January a white Ford Transit was stolen from outside a residence. Serial 0207 of 22/01.
Churcher Road, Emsworth – On the morning of Wednesday 22 January a shed was broken into. Nothing was stolen. Serial 0412 of 22/01.
Franklin Place, Chichester – Overnight on Wednesday 22 January two vehicles had their wing mirrors criminally damaged. Serial 0807 of 23/01.
Whyke Lane, Chichester – On Thursday 23 January a residence was broken into. Cash and jewellery were stolen. Serial 0882 of 23/01.
Newells Lane, West Ashling – Between Wednesday 22 and Friday 24 January a shed was broken into. Damage was caused within and three drills and a chainsaw were stolen. Serial 0386 of 24/01.
Strettington, Chichester – Overnight on Friday 24 January both number plates were stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0489 of 25/01.
Delling Lane, Bosham – Overnight on Saturday 25 January a business was broken into and five furnaces were stolen. Serial 0436 of 26/01.
Meadow Way, Tangmere – Between Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January the glass on numerous street lights was broken. Serial 0336 of 26/01.
Selsey, The Witterings and surrounding area (WC2)
Seal Square, Selsey - Overnight on Monday 20 January a vehicle was tampered with and some fuel was stolen. Serial 0775 of 20/01.
Gill Way, Selsey – Overnight on Wednesday 22 January there was an attempted burglary at a residence where a window was smashed. Nothing was stolen. Serial 0760 of 22/01.
High Street, East Wittering – Overnight on Friday 24 January a storage facility was broken into. Nothing was stolen. Serial 0584 of 24/01.
Meadowland, Selsey – Overnight on Saturday 25 January there was a burglary at a residence where a conservatory window was smashed. Nothing was stolen. Serial 0075 of 25/01.
Midhurst, Petworth and surrounding area (WC3)
Petworth Road, Wisborough Green – Overnight on Monday 20 January a property was broken into. Two large lead planting urns were stolen. Serial 0008 of 20/01.
Linchmere Road, Haslemere – Overnight on Monday 20 January there was an attempted burglary at a residence. Serial 0427 of 20/01.
Wheelbarrow Castle, Easebourne – Between Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 January wooden stakes supporting some trees on a property were removed, damaged and thrown in the pond. Serial 0885 of 23/01.
Durfood Wood, Petersfield – Overnight on Thursday 23 January some CCTV cameras on a residence were criminally damaged. Serial 0896 of 24/01.
Valentines Lea, Northchapel – On Thursday 23 January a residence was broken into. Jewellery and a laptop were stolen and a car was damaged. Serial 1220 of 23/01.
Hollycombe Lane, Liphook – On the afternoon of Saturday 25 January a vehicle was broken into and a handbag was stolen. Serial 1379 of 26/01.
Camelsdale Road, Haslemere – Between Friday 24 and Sunday 26 January a vehicle was sprayed with a white substance which caused damage. Serial 0531 of 26/01.
Durfood Wood, Rogate – On the afternoon of Sunday 26 January both number plates were stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0910 of 26/01
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