High value thefts in Seaford prompt warning from police


Around £8,000 worth of golf equipment has been stolen in Seaford and police are warning residents in the Firle Road area to be on their guard.

Overnight on Monday into Tuesday (September 1-2), the driver’s window of a Mercedes E350 Coupé was smashed in the car park of Blatchington Golf Club. Three valuable sets of golf clubs were stolen:

A graphite grey trolley bag with pink piping around the pockets, containing seven Ping irons, Titleist and Ping woods, a Ping 56 degree wedge, an Odyssey putter and a blue Sun Mountain golfing umbrella.

A blue, white and black coloured Mizuno bag, containing eight Mizuno irons, four Mizuno woods, a Mizuno wedge and an Odyssey White 2-ball putter.

A red and grey Olio bag containing eight Mizuno irons, three Mizuno woods, a Mizuno 23 degree club, a Cobra Hybrid 28 degree club, an Odyssey 2-ball putter, a Bushnell laser range finder and 12 Titleist balls with ‘Western Homes and East Herts Golf Club’ printed on them.

The theft follows other incidents in the Firle Road area over the weekend when golf clubs, electrical items and a Marin Mountain bike were stolen from two locations.

Sergeant Stuart Mullins said: “Three high value thefts in a few days suggests thieves are targeting this area and I would urge all Seaford residents, especially those living in the East Blatchington area, to make sure that their outbuildings are properly secure and not to leave valuable items in their vehicles.

“They should report any suspicious activity as soon as they see it, dialling 999 if they believe a crime is being committed there and then.”

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.ukor call 101 quoting serial 267 of 02/09. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.