Thieves steal more than £1,000 worth of Christmas presents in vehicle break-in spree

Police are investigating a spate of vehicle break-ins across Shoreham and Southwick at the weekend.

A police spokesman said they received reports of three break-ins to vehicles parked in Rectory Road, Shoreham and Southwick Street and Manor Close in Southwick between Saturday night (December 8) and the early hours of Sunday.

A van parked in Rectory Road had more than £1,000 worth of Christmas presents stolen from it, said police.

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The spokesman said an attempted vehicle break-in was also reported in Oldfield Crescent in Southwick.

Sussex Police. Pic Steve Robards SR1817806

Police are asking vehicle owners not to leave any property in their vehicles and to park their vehicles in a well lit area and make sure they are locked.

If anyone has any information about the break-ins contact police by ringing 101 or email [email protected] quoting serial 266 of 09/12.

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