Hailsham thefts bring warning on vehicle security

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HAILSHAM and Stone Cross saw a spate of thefts from cars with 15 cars being broken into over the weekend.

Six cars in Hailsham were targeted on Saturday (February 25) and then a further nine vehicles in Stone Cross on Sunday.

On each occasion the vehicles were entered and ransacked. The criminals stole various items including ranging from sat navs to sunglasses.

Wealden District Commander Chief Inspector Dick Coates said, “In all but one of the car break-ins we saw over the weekend the vehicles were left insecure.

“This is a timely reminder to all vehicle owners to ensure they secure their cars and vans.

“Don’t leave valuable items inside your car and consider where you park it at night time.

“My team is working extremely hard to identify the offender or offenders and I would ask anyone with any information to call us straight away.”

The local neighbourhood policing team will patrol the areas and deliver car crime leaflets to residents. Anyone who would like to discuss the issues further should stop the officers for a chat.

Alternatively, residents can visit www.sussex.police.uk and contact their local officer by email or telephone to arrange a convenient time for a crime prevention advice visit.

Anyone with information about any of the car break-ins is asked to call police on 101, quoting serial 0156 of February 24.