Burglars steal fireworks from Eastbourne storage unit

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Thousands of pounds worth of fireworks have been stolen from an Eastbourne storage facility in what police believe may have been a carefully planned burglary.

Officers are now seeking witnesses or any information concerning the theft, which occurred at ESK in Courtlands Road, Eastbourne, between 9pm and midnight on Tuesday (January 24).

It is believed two intruders were responsible, targeting Spook-branded fireworks after breaking into the unit.

PC James Gardner, of the Eastbourne neighbourhood response team, said: “This was almost certainly a carefully planned and targeted theft.

“The quantity of fireworks stored at ESK would suggest that a reasonably large vehicle was used to transport them , and it would have taken several hours to move the fireworks from the premises.”

Anyone who was in Courtlands Road at the relevant time and who recalls seeing any suspicious people, vehicles or activity; anyone who knows where the fireworks may have been offered for sale or indeed anyone with any information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting serial 255 of 25/01.

They can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or phone 101.

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