Help police combat increased burglaries in Meads

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A rise in burglaries in Meads has sparked an appeal by police to be vigilant.

Sussex Police Priority Crime Team is asking residents who live, work or visit the Meads area of Eastbourne to be aware of any suspicious behaviour, particularly around homes and outbuidings.

Detective Constable Andy Lawrence said, “There has recently been a slight rise in burglaries within the Meads area, over various times of day and evening.

“Offenders are forcing entry when people are out to steal jewellery and electrical items. We suspect that there is more than one person involved in these burglaries”.

Local officer PC Keith Rockingham added, “We strongly urge residents to make sure that all high value items are hidden or, better still, locked away securely.

“When going out, please double check that all doors and windows are locked. Items of high monetary or sentimental value should be photographed, any serial numbers recorded and these details kept safe.”

He said high value possessions can be registered at www.immobilise.com

For crime prevention advice, including ways to keep your property secure, please visit www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/your-local-district/eastbourne for details of local officers who will be happy to help you.

Should you see anyone acting suspiciously please call 999. If you have any non-urgent information please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101.

It is also possible to call the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave your name on 0800 555111.