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Chichester Weekly Update
Alert message sent 22/07/2021 11:04:00
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Thursday 22nd July 2021
News and appeals
Witnesses sought to high value watch thefts in West Sussex Police are investigating two robberies in West Sussex on Sunday (July 18) in which elderly men had watches stolen by women posing as charity collectors.
The first victim – a 70-year-old man - reported being approached by two women claiming to be charity collectors at a car boot sale in The Cattle Market in Chichester at around 11am.
The pair engaged him in conversation and touched his arms and body. He then realised his watch, estimated to have a value of around £10,000, was missing.
The first suspect is described as a white woman with a tan, around 22 years old, 5’8” and wearing a light blue coat. The second is a white woman with a tan, around a similar age and 5’6”.
Around an hour later, a 72-year-old man was approached by two women also claiming to be collecting for charity outside St Catherine’s Church in Beach Road, Littlehampton.
They asked him to sign their petition and touched his arm before he also realised his watch was missing. It is believed to be worth around £5,000.
To read the full witness appeal please click here
ASB Awareness Week
As the weather heats up and lockdown restrictions are lifted, incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB) may increase.
If you are affected by ASB we encourage you to make the right call and report it to the most appropriate agency.
You can use our online tool to help and redirect your report if necessary http://orlo.uk/svI4TCrime summary Chichester - Sheepwash Lane, East Lavant – Overnight between Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th July, a business premises was broken into and a Honda Quadbike. Serial 0419 14/07/21 Midhurst Road, Lavant - Overnight between Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th July, a residential garage was broken into and garden machinery stolen. Serial 0309 15/07/21 The Trundle, Goodwood – On Tuesday 13th July, a vehicle was broken into with the rear window being smashed and a purse stolen. Serial 0468 13/07/21. Ides Common, Eartham - On Tuesday 13th July, a vehicle was broken into and a handbag containing a purse stolen. Serial 0492 13/07/21 Wildham Lane, Stoughton – On Friday 16th July, a Blue Ford Kuga was broken into and a handbag stolen. Serial 0602 16/07/21 Kingfisher Gardens, Chichester – On Wednesday 14th July, damage was caused to life saving equipment situated on the edge of a lake. Serial 0806 14/07/21 School Dell, West Ashling – On Friday 16th July, damage was caused to a Pavilion on the recreation ground and a window was smashed causing damage. Serial 1141 16/0/21
Selsey, The Wittering’s and surrounding area - Mill Lane, Selsey – Overnight between Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July, a shed was broken into and 2 Carrera mountain bikes stolen. Serial 0472 17/07/21. Warners Lane, Selsey – On Saturday 17th July, a vehicle was broken into and damage caused. Serial 1002 17/07/21
Midhurst and surrounding area - Hollycombe Lane, Milland – Overnight between Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th July, a Green Honda Quadbike was stolen from a locked shed. Serial 0298 14/07/21 Church Lane, Lodsworth – On Friday 16th July, a Catalytic Converter was stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0950 17/07/21
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