Visitors to a popular Eastbourne beauty spot are being advised to be wary of opportunist thieves after two cars were broken into at the location recently.
On Wednesday April 30 a woman from Hailsham parked her car at Butts Brow country park, Butts Lane, at 1.15pm and went to walk her dog. When she returned to her vehicle an hour later she discovered the passenger side window was smashed and her bag which contained her purse had been taken.
On Sunday May 4 the front passenger window to another car which was also parked at Butts Brow was smashed and a large tobacco pipe pouch was stolen. This incident happened between 3.15pm and 4.15pm.
PCSO Andrew Harlow from the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Policing Team said, “The majority of this type of crime is opportunistic and often occurs because valuables have been left on view. Always take your valuables with you and don’t hide things in the glove box. If anyone has any information about these incidents they should contact Sussex Police on 101 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 772 of 30/04.”