Police ask for witnesses to break-ins in Uckfield and Lewes

Sussex Police is asking for information around two break-ins in Uckfield and Lewes.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 11:46 am

Police officers are investigating two attempted ATM thefts at HSBC branches in Uckfield and Lewes.

According to Sussex Police, the first break-in happened at a HSBC branch in High Street, Uckfield, around 3am on January 15 and a second HSBC branch in High Street, Lewes, around 3am on January 18.

In both cases entry has been gained to the bank foyer but attempts to remove the cash machine from inside have been unsuccessful, police say.

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Detective chief inspector Alasdair Henry, said, “These two incidents appear to be part of a wider series across the south east, and we are working closely with our colleagues in other forces to share information in an effort to find those responsible.

“Although the suspects have left empty-handed, their actions still have a serious impact on the businesses targeted and people in the wider community.

“Rest assured each incident is being thoroughly investigated by our officers using the technology and forensic resources available to us.

“If anyone has any information about either of the burglaries, or if they recognise the people pictured in the CCTV image, please get in touch. This includes if you have witnessed somebody acting suspiciously in the vicinity of a bank or ATM.

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“No matter how small you think the information may be, it could help us piece together a bigger picture of what has happened and help us identify those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact the police online or call 101 quoting Operation Kafka. If a crime is ongoing, please call 999.

Information can be given anonymously through Crimestoppers too, either online or by calling 0800 555 111.