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Arun Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 05/02/2021 16:27:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police


Monday 25 – Sunday 31 January 2021


News and appeals

 
Two arrested following thefts in Bognor:
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/two-arrested-following-thefts-in-bognor/
 
Four arrests after cannabis cultivation site found in East Preston:
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/four-arrests-after-cannabis-cultivation-site-found-in-east-preston/
 
Police reveal outrageous excuses used for breaching Covid legislation:
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/police-reveal-outrageous-excuses-used-for-breaching-covid-legislation/

Seven arrests and five weapons seized in West Sussex:
https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/seven-arrests-and-five-weapons-seized-in-west-sussex/


The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to an increase in their theft and unfortunately we have seen an increase in these types of thefts across Arun and Chichester.
We are appealing for the public to listen out for any suspicious noises or activity around stationary vehicles.
Thieves usually use power tools to remove the catalytic converter and these will make a noise whilst trying to remove it.
A Catalytic converter can be stolen within 30 seconds and a hydraulic jack will often be used to lift the vehicle. In some cases a jack is not required as the suspects can reach under a larger vehicle such as a van or a 4 x 4.
Whilst our teams are actively investigating, we thought we would bring to your attention security measures you can employ to help prevent you from becoming a victim of this crime.
To keep yours safe:

Ask your car dealer if they can give you any advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer.

Alternatively, try to make sure your vehicle is parked in a garage overnight, or if you have a commercial vehicle park it in a secure compound.

If this isn’t possible, park in an area that’s well-lit and overlooked and try to park so that the converter can’t be easily reached by potential thieves. Vehicles that sit high above the road are particularly vulnerable.

You should also register your converter and mark it with a forensic marker, which will make it harder for thieves to dispose of.

There are security devices available both online and in stores that make the theft of a catalytic converter much harder.

Please call 999 if you ever witness anyone acting suspiciously around a vehicle or if you see this type of crime is happening now.
 
 
 
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Crime summary

Bognor Regis
 
Harbour View Road, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Sunday 24 and Monday 25 January a vehicle was broken into and an electric scooter was stolen. Serial 0521 30/01.
 
Highfield Road, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 January a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0793 26/01.
 
Oxford Street, Bognor Regis – Overnight between Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 January a vehicle was broken into. Serial 0909 28/01.
 
Hotham Park, Bognor Regis – On the afternoon of Saturday 30 January a hedge was criminally damaged when it was deliberately set alight. Serial 0907 30/01.
 
Littlehampton and Surrounding Areas
 
Seagate Walk, Littlehampton – Between Sunday 24 and Monday 25 January a vehicle was criminally damaged. Serial 0469 25/01.
 
Ashwood Drive, Rustington – Between Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 January a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0929 26/01.
 
Arundel Road, Angmering – Between Monday 25 and Wednesday 27 January a vehicle was broken into and numerous items were stolen. Serial 0697 27/01.
 
Harrison Crescent, Angmering – Between Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January a vehicle was broken into and a wallet was stolen. Serial 0756 27/01.
 
Rowan Way, Angmering – Overnight between Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January a vehicle was broken into and a bank card was stolen. Serial 0274 27/01.
 
Sunnyside Close, Angmering – In the early hours of Wednesday 27 January there was an attempted burglary of a garage and a vehicle was also broken into. Serial 0427 27/01.
 
Chestnut Court, Angmering – In the early hours of Wednesday 27 January there was an attempted burglary of a garage. Serial 0866 27/01.
 
Water Lane, Angmering – In the early hours of Wednesday 27 January two unlocked vehicles were searched through. Nothing was stolen. Serial 0841 27/01.
 
Grove Crescent, Littlehampton – In the early hours of Thursday 28 January a residential property was burgled. Serial 0503 28/01.
 
Allangate Drive, Rustington – Overnight between Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January there was an attempted burglary of a residential premises. Serial 1074 29/01.
 
Arndale Road, Wick – Between Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January a vehicle was criminally damaged. Serial 0856 29/01.
 
Manor Road, East Preston – Between Friday 29 and Sunday 31 January parts were stolen from a vehicle. Serial 1153 31/01.
 
 
Arundel and Surrounding Areas
 
Green Lane Close, Arundel – On the evening of Thursday 28 January a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0942 30/01.
 
Canada Road, Arundel – Overnight between Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January two vehicles had their catalytic converters stolen. Serials 0203 and 0529 29/01.
 
Herington Road, Arundel – Overnight between Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0689 29/01.
 
Queen Street, Arundel – On Friday 29 January a vehicle was broken into. Serial 0653 29/01.
 


 
 

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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