Police crackdown on burglary in Eastbourne


Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county, and officers charged a number of suspects in Eastbourne.

Joseph Doyley, 40, of Cavendish Place, was jailed for a burglary in Queens Mansions, Eastbourne. On October 18 last year Doyley broke into the home and stole cash and electrical items.

He was convicted and jailed for 42 months when he appeared at Brighton Crown Court on April 17.

Josie Webb, 50, of no fixed address was charged with burglaries in The Bourne, Quarry Road and Holmesdale Gardens in Hastings, Grand Parade in Eastbourne, and in Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill, between January 26 and February 2. Webb, was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on July 13.

Neil Tregea, 40, of Seaside, Eastbourne, was charged with a burglary in Royal Parade, Eastbourne, on February 19. Tregea was released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on May 20.

Andre Reis, 29, of Terminus Road was charged with a burglary in Seaside Road, Eastbourne, on February 7 and possession of a Class B drug. Reis was released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on May 6.

A Sussex Police spokesman said, “If you have any information about burglaries or shops selling stolen goods, call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk. For crime prevention advice visit www.sussex.police.uk.

“If you see or hear a burglary taking place call 999 immediately.

“Residents can also being encouraged to register their items on the world’s largest property database so that if they are stolen, they can be reunited with the owners - and so the offenders can be prosecuted.”

You can register your property in just a few minutes by visiting www.immobilise.com