Suspected burglar in Bognor Regis detained by member of the public

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A suspected burglar was detained by a member of the public at a business in Bognor Regis last night, police said.

Police were called to an alarm activation at a business premises last night, a spokesman said.

Upon arriving at the location, a male had been detained by a member of the public, according to police.

He was then arrested by officers on suspicion of burglary.

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He remains in custody at this time while an investigation is underway, police said.

The police spokesman said in a post on Facebook that they were currently seeing an increase in burglaries to businesses across Bognor – where cash from till floats, safes, charity boxes and tip jars were being targeted.

The spokesman said: “We have increased patrols and are acting on lines of enquiry.

“In the meantime please consider how efficient your security is and don’t leave large amounts of cash on the premises overnight.

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“If you witness any criminal act or suspicious activity in progress, please contact us immediately on 999.

“For further queries or concerns or if you have any information relating to these incidents, please contact us on 101 or via the Sussex Police website.”