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Friday 31st May 2019

News and appeals

Appeal for ID of male in Crowborough

Do you recognise this this young man?

Police would like to talk to him about an incident in which the driver's window of a parked unattended car was smashed in Crowborough Hill, opposite Jarvis Brook social club, at about 10pm on Sunday 5 May.

Nothing was stolen.

He was seen in that street at the time of the offence and is described as a teenager, wearing a jacket with a red collar, a white chevron in the middle, and a blue bottom.

PC Alex Morris said; "This was evidently a case of mindless vandalism. If you know who he is, please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1266 of 05/05."

Operation Magpie – Keep your home safe this Summer

Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie Summer campaign on Tuesday (May 28), a week-long summer burglary crime prevention and awareness campaign.
Did you know?

Out of 43 UK police forces, Sussex is one of the safest places to live with low rates of burglary compared to other counties across England and Wales. There were 7170 reports of burglary from January - December 2018, 1134 fewer offences (13.6%) over the same period in 2017 (8304).

Sussex Police takes reports of such crimes very seriously. On 1 May 2019, at Lewes Crown Court, Marie Keane, 50, was jailed for seven years for offences including burglary. Marie often claimed to be a carer, and targeted vulnerable and elderly people in their own homes. She was arrested after some excellent police work and pleaded guilty to six offences – three burglaries, two thefts from persons and a fraud by false representation.

Detective Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry, Sussex Police burglary prevention lead said: “We have worked hard to reduce instances of burglary in Sussex over the last year and have seen a significant reduction in reports of this crime. We continue to work to protect members of our communities from this crime and through this campaign we will be offering advice on keeping homes, outbuildings and business premises safe.

“We treat burglary as a serious matter, especially where vulnerable members of the community are targeted and will be sharing examples of where we have prosecuted individuals for such crimes. None of this is achieved without your support and I am really grateful to all our partners, including Neighbourhood Watch and members of the community who work with us to reduce burglary and bring offenders to justice.”

To help protect yourself this summer whether you are home or planning a trip away, please read our crime prevention advice

Register your belongings on the Immobilise national property register. It takes just a few minutes. If your valuables are stolen it will allow you to tell the police, your insurer and second-hand traders to assist in recovering your property and catch the thief. Find out more on their website.

Police Officer recruitment opening soon, register your interest now

On 17 June 2019 we will open recruitment for the role of Police Officer. We’re looking for people who have the judgment to make quick decisions; are confident to be first person in; have the compassion and empathy to help those in need; who’ll have their colleagues back no matter what and the resilience to serve the community every single day.

It’s a vital role and offers a great sense of pride from helping and protecting those within our community.

From being the first on the scene or arresting an abuser to being a shoulder to cry on and a reassuring face; this role is thrilling yet constantly challenging. You’ll work in a fast-paced 24/7 environment where no two shifts will be the same.

In return, we promise you a good starting salary, great training experiences, opportunities for progression, the chance to achieve a professional qualification in Policing Practice and the pride that comes from helping others. You will become part of our policing family; dedicated to keeping communities safe and feeling safe, identifying and protecting vulnerable people, preventing and responding to harm.

In the past, we’ve received high volumes of applications, so we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Follow our social media accounts for more information.

To register your interest today, please visit: https://www.sussex.police.uk/police-forces/sussex-police/areas/careers/jobs/police-officers/


Crime summary

A property off Burgh Hill Road, Whitesmith had a chainsaw stolen and rear windows smashed with an axe. Victims returned home during the day time to find rear back door damaged and chainsaw from porch area had been taken. This occurred on the 28th May. Police are investigating (0942 of 26/05 relates)

During the daytime of 29th, a business address off Picketts Lane, Uckfield, were victim to a burglary whereby suspect has gained entry to the site, taken keys from a nearby vehicle and attempted to gain entry to storage containers. Fortunately nothing was taken and there is clear CCTV footage of the suspect. Police enquires are on going. (0574 of 30/05 relates)

During the day time of 29th May, a property off Cow Beach Road, Heathfield had their shed locks broken, in an attempt to break into their shed. Fortunately nothing was taken. (0615 30/05 relates)

Crime prevention advice has been shared with all victims, you too can find crime prevention advice to help keep you and your property safe by clicking here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/


Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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