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Thursday, 13 June 2019

News and appeals

Large quantity of tools stolen in Crowborough burglary

Police are trying to trace a large amount of tools stolen during the burglary of a garage of a house in Crowborough.

The garage, in Hurtis Hill, was targeted between 8.45am and 4.15pm on Monday, May 20. The quantity and nature of the tools that were stolen suggests that a vehicle must have been used to remove them from the scene and police are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area during that time to get in touch.

The tools that were stolen were:
  •   Bomag wacker plate 36/10 with 5.5hp Honda engine – with a personalised fitting
  •   Petrol Stihl Stone cutter with services stickers on it
  •   Petrol Stihl Brush cutter FS80
  •   Petrol Stihl 230 chainsaw
  •   Petrol Stihl Strimmer FS40
  •   Petrol Stihl Strimmer FS55
  •   Petrol Stihl Hedge Cutter HL92
  •   Makita Driver – 18v
  •   Makita Impact Driver 18v – non Makita battery which had a cracked casing
  •   Dewalt 240v electric disc cutter
  •   Makita tool box – assorted drill bits inside
If you have any information about the incident or you have been offered these tools for sale, please report online or call 101 quoting serial 1111 of 20/05.

Police Officer recruitment opening Monday 17th

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/

Theft of lead from Historic building in Pevensey

We are appealing for information after lead has been stolen from the roof of St Nicholas Church, Pevensey.
The church dates back to the 13th century and is grade 1 listed.
Due to the theft, this allowed rain water to cause significant damage to the building, this will be very costly to repair.
PCSO Daryl Holter, Heritage Crime Officer said: “Historic buildings are often a victim to heritage crime, lead for example is indiscriminately pulled up off roofs, tiles and stonework taken or glass windows smashed or stolen. All are testament to the skills of craftsmen, and many are stolen or smashed beyond repair - destroying in a moment something that has been familiar to and appreciated by generations”.
“These crimes often damage the very fabric of the building, their impact is immeasurable, as, even though items might be restored or replaced, the link to the past has gone forever. Heritage crime can have a devastating impact on local communities, far outweighing the material loss suffered”.
We are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch either by email on
or by calling 101 quoting reference 1224 04/06/19.

Crime summary

On Friday 7th June, at approximately 11am, an attempted burglary occurred on Chant Lane, Rotherfield, whereby two males attempted to gain access to the back door of the property when they were startled by the resident and fled the scene on foot (Ref: 4719001903)

On Tuesday 11th June, between 7.30am and 5.15pm, a burglary occurred on Wadhurst Road, Marks Cross. The suspect(s) entered via the bathroom window which was forced open potentially using tools from the garden shed. They have completed an untidy search of the master bedroom and have stolen jewellery (Ref: 47190094505).

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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