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Tuesday 4th August 2020

Burglary other than Dwelling

Reference: 1260 30th July
Location: Wimland Road, Faygate
Date and time: Between 1200hrs 25th July and 1000hrs 26th July
Details: Multiple items including a Kawasaki Mule and power tools were stolen from a shed.

Reference: 0634 01/08/2020
Location: Lower Barn Close, Horsham
Date and time: On 31st July
Details:  An attempt was made to access a garage.  

Reference: 0881 01/08/2020
Location: Rusper Road, Horsham
Date and time: On the 31st July between 2am and 2:20am
Details: Access was gained to a garage and a pedal cycle was stolen

Reference: 1170 01/08/2020
Location: Lower Barn Close, Horsham
Date and time: On 31st July
Details:  A lock was forced on a garage. Nothing was stolen.

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News articles

Sussex Police and Surrey Police recognised in this year’s Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Sussex Police and Surrey Police are leading the way as employers of women, according to The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 list, published 30th July.
The Times’ list is the UK’s most highly profiled and well established selection of organisations at the forefront of tackling gender inequality in the workplace and society and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. 
Sussex and Surrey police forces have been jointly presented with the award in recognition of their commitment to achieving gender equality within their workforce and the communities they serve.
Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Jo Shiner said: “I am delighted that Sussex and Surrey, working in collaboration, have been recognised in this year’s Times Top 50 Employers for Women.
To inspire women to join, Chief Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter says: “I would say just do it! It’s one of the best jobs in the world and there is so much job satisfaction. We want difference, we want diversity within our organisation, so please just apply.”
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I am really delighted that Sussex Police has been given this prestigious recognition.
“Over the years, they have consistently championed the positive impact women have in policing and strongly encouraged them to progress their careers. 
“They continue to work hard to diversify the force so they can better serve and represent Sussex communities. 
"I recently appointed our first female Chief Constable, which was pivotal in the history of the force and proves that there is no glass ceiling for any woman in Sussex Police."
Hear from some inspirational women about how they feel about their jobs with Sussex Police and Surrey Police in this video:

Sussex Police offers many career options and its next PC recruitment campaign opens on the 5 August 2020.
To find out more, please visit the force's website.

To see the full story please click on the link or go to our website.

Police warn of Amazon scam in Sussex

Sussex Police is issuing a warning about scam callers purporting to be from Amazon Prime, after a recent, sudden spike in reports.
Since 1 July, the force has received 68 reports of this type of fraud resulting in losses of over £64,000. 
This crime typically involves a phone call from someone claiming to from Amazon and stating that an amount will be taken from their account to renew an Amazon Prime subscription or that the account has been compromised.
Many victims are advised to press a number on their phone as an option to not pay for the subscription. The scammer will then talk them through installing an app on their phone or tablet, and confirming their personal and banking details in order to stop the payment. Of course this is all an attempt to get the victim to transfer money to the caller’s bank account.
PC Bernadette Lawrie BEM, the Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer for Surrey Police said:
“The evil perpetrators of this time of crime prey on the most vulnerable in our communities and often target a generation who aren’t as familiar with technology.
“People have lost devastating sums of money to calls like these so urge residents to be wary of any calls about subscription payments.
"Remember – don’t give or confirm your personal or banking details with an unexpected caller. If you’re unsure if the call is legitimate, hang up and verify the number with a trusted source, such as the company’s official website, or call a good friend or family member for advice.”

Sussex Police’s top tips to help stop this type of fraud are:
Act with care if you get an unsolicited phone call

Never transfer funds into another account on the instruction of an unexpected caller – even if they tell you the account is in your name

Always check your phone line has properly disconnected before making another call – try calling a good friend first, wait five minutes or use a different landline or mobile

Never share your PIN number or enter your PIN into a telephone
For further advice and information on preventing this type of fraud, see Sussex Police website here.

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