Attempted garden furniture theft in Seaford sparks police warning

Sussex Police are appealing for information after a man was disturbed trying to steal some garden furniture in Seaford.

Sergeant Stuart Mullins from Seaford Neighbourhood Policing Team is asking local residents to be vigilant following the incident on Saturday May 25.

A neighbour saw the man trying to take a table from a garden in Marine Crescent at around 8am.

The would be thief was described as white, of medium build with short fair hair and was wearing blue jeans and a pale yellow hoodie with the words “Jack” on it.

Sergeant Mullins said: “This may be a one off but I’d like to try and avoid other residents from becoming potential victims of similar crimes now that the summer is finally threatening to arrive and more people have garden furniture out.

“Please be wary of anyone acting suspiciously in your or your neighbour’s gardens and call the police immediately if you do see anything.”

Police are also reenforcing the message that people need to be more careful with their mobile phones after two thefts were reported last weekend in Seaford.

PCSO Steve Carter said: “A Nokia Lumia 710 was stolen from a bag at the Downs Leisure Centre on Sunday May 26 and a Samsung Galaxy Ace was believed to have been taken from an insecure car in Ringmer Road the same day.

“Please use lockers if they are available or take your phone with you.

“Don’t leave it or other valuables in your bag or clothing or on view in your car.”