Burglary crime spree in Seaford prompts police warning

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HOMEOWNERS in Seaford are being encouraged to ensure their doors and windows are locked following a spate of burglaries in the town.

Officers are investigating five incidents where criminals have broken into properties - or attempted to - to steal jewellery and electrical items.

The first burglary took place between midday and 5pm on Friday January 13 at a home in Grove Road where the burglar smashed the back door, went into the house and stole jewellery.

The second happened four days later (January 17) just after 1am when two people were disturbed trying to enter a house in Avondale Road.

A further burglary took place the same day but was between 9.15am and 5.40pm in Kedale Road.

Police said the back door was smashed and a jewellery box was taken.

The fourth crime was committed in East Albany Road between January 15 and 20 where two clocks were stolen.

And a final burglary happened between January 21 and 22 in Vale Road when electrical items were taken.

Entry was gained via an insecure door.

Detective constable Dave Styles said: “We can’t rule out the possibility that all five of these crimes are linked and would like to hear from anyone who has information, or who thinks they may have seen something or someone suspicious in the areas at the relevant times.

“This is also an opportunity to remind homeowners to always ensure that doors and windows are locked and secure, and to improve their security wherever possible.

“Anyone with information can contact me via the non-emergency number, 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”