Chiddingly man arrested after theft of OAP’s ring from her home in Polegate

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A thief has been arrested after targeting a pensioner in Polegate.

The a 27-year-old Chiddingly man was arrested following a Sussex Police investigation after a ring was reported stolen from a woman in her late eighties

The woman was at her home on Eastern Avenue when a man called and entered saying he was interested in valuable items at about 5pm on Friday, March 15.

After he left a short while later, the woman noticed a ring belonging to her was missing.

Officers nearby arrested the man who was interviewed and released on police bail until April 12 while enquiries continue.

The ring has not been recovered.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Harbour of the East Sussex Priority Crime Team said we remind residents, especially the more elderly, to be cautious about cold callers.

He said; “Do not allow anyone into your home, especially cold callers, unless you are completely satisfied that they have a genuine reason for calling. If in doubt keep them out and let us know via 101, or via 999 if they are still present or nearby.”