Thieves steal £10,000 of military equipment from village firm

Military vehicle equipment worth more than £10,000 has been stolen from a village business.

Police said the equipment had been taken from Jankel Armoured, on the Mackley Industrial Estate at Small Dole, over the past few weeks.

On Wednesday March 1 the company reported four two-way radio sets, valued at £1200 each, and five Zeon Wam vehicle winches, valued at £1800 each, had been stolen.

It is believed they have since been sold on a Facebook Selling site and police are appealing to help trace the items.

PC Claire Richardson of Worthing Investigations said: “Our enquiries lead us to believe that some if not all of the parts have been sold on a Facebook selling site, probably in the local Brighton or Worthing area.

“If anyone believes they may have purchased these stolen items, or has any information, please email us at [email protected] quoting serial 339 of 01/03.”

You can also report online to or call 101.

A 42-year-old man, from Hove, has been arrested on suspicion of theft. He has been bailed until April 24 while enquiries continue.

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