Rewards offered for whereabouts of two men following 70 burglaries

Lee Heane and Matthew Bryan - photo from Crimestoppers

Lee Heane and Matthew Bryan - photo from Crimestoppers

Following a dozen burglaries across Sussex and several others in the UK, Independent charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information on the whereabouts of Matthew Bryan and a separate reward of up to £2,000 for information on the whereabouts of Lee Heane.

Both are suspected of being involved in the burglaries.

Bryan, aged 25, and Heane, aged 26, are believed to be linked to over 70 high-value burglary offences across Kent, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and West Mercia since October 2016.

The pair are believed to be staying in hotels or B&Bs and are known to have criminal associates in the Kent area, particularly Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Liam Duffy, Crimestoppers’ Regional Manager, said: “Burglary is a crime that causes immense distress to victims, which is why it is always taken so seriously. Not only is it the shock of having intruders in your own home, but it is the theft of sentimental items that can be particularly traumatic.

“We ask anyone who might know the whereabouts of Bryan or Heane to contact us anonymously by phone on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No-one will ever know that you spoke to us and you will never have to give a statement to police or go to court.”

Crimestoppers say that if you have any information, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

The reward is valid for three months and will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.

The following list is a breakdown of offences per county:

• West Sussex – 5 burglaries

• East Sussex – 7 burglaries

• Suffolk – 9 burglaries

• Norfolk – 12 burglaries

• Kent – 20 burglaries

• West Mercia – 15 burglaries

• Hampshire – 9 burglaries