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Friday 9th April 2021

Crime summary 
Burglary – There have been no burglary dwellings reported since the last bulletin.

Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 1416 6th April & 0139 7th April
Location: Thelton Avenue, Broadbridge Heath
Date and time: Between 1000hrs and 1800hrs 6th April
Details: Padlocks were broken and latches were damaged on two garage doors. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen.  

Reference: 0390 9th April
Location: Billingshurst Road, Ashington
Date and time: Approximately 2100hrs 8th April
Details: An attempt was made to steal items from an insecure shed. At this time it is believed that nothing was stolen.

There won’t be a bulletin next week. The next bulletin will be on or around Tuesday 20th April.

News and appeals 

Do you recognise any of these dogs?

Sussex Police have released more photos of a number of suspected stolen dogs they seized last month in a bid to identify them and reunite them with their lawful owners.
Officers seized 10 dogs during a search warrant at a location in Surrey on 16 March. An investigation is underway by detectives at Crawley CID, who have been working closely with the Force’s specialist Rural Crime Team and other police forces, to help identify the dogs and their lawful owners.

The dogs, a mix of Lurchers and Spaniels, continue to be cared for at a secure location.
Two-year-old Cocker Spaniel Willow, who was one of the dogs seized, was successfully reunited with her owners last month. She had been stolen during a burglary in Suffolk in July 2020.

Detective Chief Inspector John Wallace, of Crawley CID, said: “We are desperately seeking the lawful owners of the remaining dogs which were seized in the recent warrant.
"We are working through all information meticulously and pursuing other lines of enquiry to progress the identification of these dogs. This is a complex investigation and we suspect that some of the dogs may have been stolen months ago.
"We appreciate this has been an agonising time for those members of the public with missing pets who have been waiting for further information.
"However we have now released more detailed photos of the dogs in a bid to try and identify them and return them to their rightful owners. The dogs have each been given a name for the purpose of the investigation.

"If you recognise one of these dogs, please email quoting the name of the dog you recognise. The email address is the fastest way to contact us and we have a dedicated team managing this.

The names of these dogs can be found on our social media pages here: 

"While we continue to progress enquiries on identification, our priority continues to be around the health and welfare of the dogs and medical treatment is ongoing.
The location of the site is not being disclosed for operational reasons.
In January, Sussex Police launched a dedicated operation ‘Op Collar’, led by the Rural Crime Team, to respond to and help prevent dog thefts. 

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