Warning over burglaries

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Police are reminding the residents of Wishing Tree and Silverhill wards in St Leonards to be vigilant against burglary.

Since late September a further three burglaries have been reported.

They happened in Normandy Road, Sedlescombe Road North and Hollington Old Lane and since August there have been a total of nine burglaries in the area.

The burglars are getting into people’s homes by breaking glass in windows or doors at the back of properties. Easy to conceal small possessions such as jewellery, mobile phones and money were stolen. All of the burglaries have happened during daytime hours.

Sergeant Chris Varrall of the Hastings Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Your local police team are working hard to raise awareness in the local community about this continuing series of burglaries. A letter drop across a vast number of streets is taking place to increase awareness among residents. I appeal to anyone living in the vicinity of Sedlescombe Road North, Hollinghurst Road, Windsor Road, Blackman Avenue, Normandy Road and Hollington Old Lane to email me if you have CCTV cameras a your home. We are doing all we can to find out who is responsible and your assistance is needed. My email address is Christopher.varrall@sussex.pnn.police.uk

“I am also looking for anyone to come forward who has been offered items as described above for sale at low prices. It could be that they are selling stolen goods that have come from home that has been burgled. Do take practical steps to help safeguard your home from a potential burglar. Remember to light your home with outdoor motion sensor security lights, a burglar won’t want to be seen. You can use automatic timers within your home to give the impression that someone is in. Lock all your doors and close windows. Keep your house and car keys away from letterboxes and open windows to prevent them from being hooked out.” To report an incident contact police via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Pike.