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Burgess Hill Purse Thief
In Waitrose between 11am and 12.30pm on 15/9 two women had their purses stolen while shopping in the store. For a CCTV grab of the suspect please click this item, serial 629 refers. [22-09-16]
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Posted: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:52:04 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Vehicle Crime Burgess Hill
There's been a spate of damage to parked vehicles in Burgess Hill. On 14/9 in the pm a black Ford Fiesta parked in Jane Murray Way had the door lock broken in an entry attempt while a door mirror in Noel Rise was smashed by two youths. On 10/9 overnight an electric door mirror was badly damaged to a Mini parked in Victoria Avenue. Any info please to 101, serials 1284, 1667 & 1427 refer respectively. [20-09-16]
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Posted: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:09:51 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Ditchling Common Quad Theft Attempt
On 7/9 a farmer returning to his yard saw three guys attempting to load his quad bike into an old shiny blue Ford Transit van; scared off they quickly made off minus the quad bike. Contact on 101 with any info surrounding this or similar incidents, or have seen such a van in suspicious circumstances. [16-09-16]
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Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:31:11 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Hassocks Vehicle Tools Thefts
Overnight 12-13/9 a number of trade vehicles were broken into in Flowers Close, Lodge Lane, Cuckfield Road, Queen's Drive and The Quadrant. Tools and other trade kit worth many hundreds pounds were stolen and damage caused to the vehicles. Ensure valuable trade equipment is security marked and removed from vehicles overnight and park in a well-lit place if possible. Any info to 101, serial 239 refers. [14-09-16]
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Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:44:09 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Burgess Hill Vehicle Fuel Theft
Over the weekend 3-4/9 several trucks parked in Consort Way in Braybon Business Park had fuel stolen and some 30 batteries were taken from the same location. Any info please to 101, serial 273 refers. [09-09-16]
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Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:55:56 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Burgess Hill Burglary
On 1/9 in the small hours there was a break-in to a home in Valebridge Road and a mobile phone was taken from the kitchen. If you heard or saw anything contact on 101, serial 327 refers. [07-09-16]
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Burgess Hill Attempted Armed Robbery
On 30/8 around 3.30pm at The Papershop in Leyland Road a man wearing a black curly wig, sunglasses and some black cloth covering his mouth attempted to rob the store. He pointed a red and white carrier bag, believed to be covering a small gun, at staff and demanded money from the till. But the staff activated the panic button and the man fled. He was seen outside running towards Junction Road; a white, bald man carrying a black wig. If you saw the incident or anything suspicious before or after please contact on 101, serial 871 refers. [06-09-16]
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Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:48:01 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

August Bank Holiday Raves
With the final bank holiday weekend of 2016, the public is reminded to be alert for any suspicious activity associated with illegal music parties (traditionally known as raves). This could be large vehicles travelling in convey, equipment being assembled in remote locations and beauty spots and large gatherings of people at dusk. Many such events are organised and publicised via social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, so any intelligence you happen across here could be useful in securing early police intervention as they're very difficult to stop once established. The risk is very real as there have been a number of such events in Sussex during the year, most were stopped by early police intervention. Call on 101 to report. [26-08-16]
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Posted: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:23:42 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Vehicle Drive-aways
During the current hot weather motorists are reminded not to leave their vehicle unattended with the engine running in order to keep the air conditioning operating, eg. when popping into a shop or stopping by an ATM. Several incidents have occurred where vehicles have been driven off by opportunists under these circumstances. Click this item for more... [22-08-16]
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Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:03:55 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Burgess Hill Car Break-ins
During the early hours of 12/8 two cars were broken into in Brookway; one by way of breaking the side window where a TomTom sat nav was taken, and the other had a broken window but nothing was stolen. Any info please to 101, serials 193 & 272 refer respectively. [17-08-16]
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Posted: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:29:18 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Burgess Hill Vandalism
A fence at a farm in Freeks Lane is being repeatedly cut by person/s unknown, please keep a look-out for suspicious behaviour if passing by and call on 101 to report, serial 983 refers. [29-07-16]
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Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:15:18 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Burgess Hill Assault
In an incident in West Street an 18-year-old man was attacked on 11/7 at around 11pm when part of right ear bitten off. The assailant also caused damage to a car. The victim received hospital treatment and now faces re-constructive surgery to his ear. A 20-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing GBH with intent and criminal damage. If you saw the incident or have any info please contact on 101, serial 1771 refers. [26-07-16]
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Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:06:52 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Burgess Hill Sexual Assaults
In the early AM on 18/7 a man riding a bike touched two teenage girls as he rode past. The first happened in Fairfield Road and the other a short time later in Fairfield Rec near West Street / Royal George Road. A 39-year-old local man was arrested and remains in custody. If you witnessed either incident contact on 101, serial 1159 refers. [22-07-16]
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Posted: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:42:54 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Building Site Break-in Hurstpierpoint
Between 8-9/7 a container on a construction site in Highfield Drive was broken into. Among items stolen were a generator, 2 drills, a laser and wacker plate and 2 disc cutters. Any info call on 101, serial 525 refers. [18-07-16]
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Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:06:17 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Thefts From Vehicles
Following a number of reports of thefts from vehicles in the Burgess Hill area owners are reminded to remove all valuables from sight within, eg. sat navs, bags and coats ensure the vehicle is locked and alarmed. [15-07-16]
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Posted: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:11:17 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Devil's Dyke Rape
In the early hours of 20/6 a 22-year-old woman was assaulted and raped a few hours after she left the Shepherd and Dog pub in Fulking at 9.30pm on 19th. She was found by police in a distressed state in Devil's Dyke Road. The offender is around 6' 2" and the offence took place in a car park off Devil's Dyke Road between 11.30pm – 12.30am where there were two cars parked. If you saw her walking between Fulking and Devil's Dyke or were in one of the cars, or have any other info please contact on 101, serial 1202 refers. [05-07-16]
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Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:25:37 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Hickstead Break-in
On 23/6 the tack room at a riding establishment in Hickstead Lane was broken into and a Pesoa jumping saddle, a Mark Todd jumping saddle, a bridle & breast plate, a lead chain, a set show boots and a Lemure saddle square were all stolen. Any info please contact on 101, serial 249 refers. [28-06-16]
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Posted: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:51:17 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Twineham Home Break-in
Jewellery was stolen from a house in Twineham Lane at around 3.50pm 26/5 when an alarm was heard. A man seen driving a black or dark blue Volkswagen Golf at the time is sought to assist as he's a possible witness. Among the items stolen was a distinctive ivory necklace bearing small carved elephants placed one on top of the other, and a tear drop pendant also depicting an elephant. Any dealers or collectors who may have recently been offered jewellery of dubious provenance please contact on 101 or if you have any info, serial 1497 refers. [21-06-16]
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Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:56:54 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

New Unofficial NHW Website Warning
Concerns have been raised about a new unofficial NHW website (nhwo.co.uk) which has been canvassing with the aim of getting coordinators to register their scheme and obtain membership resources. Many of the items sold are actually free from official sources. You should only register your scheme(s) on the Home Office approved portal for Neighbourhood Watch, NHWN (OurWatch) at:
https://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/30/join  Then you will be able to pin your scheme on the local area map, publicise your scheme, post messages and freely use the publicity materials:
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/your_local_area
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/resource_centre
For the NHWN website please click this item. [13-01-12]
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Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:10:01 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Crimemapping Service
You can now get local crime figures for your street; including burglary, robbery, violence, vehicle crime and anti-social behaviour, updated monthly. Just type in your postcode or town and zoom in to your road. The facility also has contact details and feedback channels for local NPTs and details about forthcoming local police events. Click this item to check it out. [01-02-11]
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Posted: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 16:58:57 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

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