Burglar raids Eastbourne department store

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A burglar who broke into Debenhams in the middle of the night helped themselves to cash and a large number of watches.

The offender triggered an alarm at the store in Terminus Road at 4.28am on Sunday (October 13). Police were on the scene within minutes, but the thief had already made off with the cash and the watches.

PC Chris Holmes said, “Although it was the middle of the night, the town would have still been quite busy with clubbers heading home and we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around 4am.

“The watches were not of high value, but they may be offered for sale locally and we’d like to hear about this as well.

“Please call Sussex Police on 101 or e-mail contact.centre@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 290 of 13/10. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”