Police appeal for witnesses to burglaries

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a series of burglaries in Worthing.

Six homes in Worthing were burgled between September 22 and September 29
Six homes in Worthing were burgled between September 22 and September 29

Officers believe six break-ins in the town between September 22 and September 29 could have been committed by the same people.

The first burglary happened between 2.45pm and 6.15pm on Monday, September 22, when electrical items and jewellery were stolen from a home in Aldsworth Avenue.

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Among the items taken was a men’s Gucci wristwatch with a silver and gold face and an inscription on the back similar to “To Colin celebrating 10 years at ICCS”.

On September 24, intruders broke into a home in Lanfranc Road between 8.55am and 4.05pm and stole a camera and cash.

Between 9am and 5.50pm on September 26, a home in Smugglers Walk was broken into and electrical items worth more than £4,000 were taken.

A home in Oxford Road was burgled between midnight and 6am on September 28, and the keys to a black Audi A3 and a black Renault Clio were taken. The cars were then driven away.

The fifth and sixth burglaries happened in Grand Avenue on September 29 between 8am and 5.30pm.

The thieves escaped with two iPads and cash.

Detective Constable Jamie Carruthers said: “We believe the same people have committed each of these burglaries and need the public’s help to identify those involved.

“As two cars were stolen in one of the break-ins, there must be at least two people involved and could be more.

“We need to speak to people who were in the area of the burglaries in the last couple of weeks who saw anyone acting suspiciously on the days of the crimes or the days before.

“You might have information that is important to our investigation without knowing it so please tell us anything you might have seen or heard.”

Anyone with information should email [email protected] quoting serial 1344 of 22/09, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.