Police warning to residents after attempt to steal garden furniture in Seaford

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Police are warning residents in Seaford to be vigilant after a man was disturbed whilst trying to steal garden furniture.

A neighbour saw a man trying to take a table from a garden in Marine Crescent at around 8am on Saturday May 25.

He was described as white of medium build with short fair hair and was wearing blue jeans and a pale yellow hoodie with the words ‘Jack’ on it.

Sergeant Stuart Mullins from Seaford Neighbourhood Policing Team said, “This may be a one off but I’d like to try and avoid other residents from becoming potential victims of similar crimes now that the summer is finally threatening to arrive and more people have garden furniture out.

“Please be wary of anyone acting suspiciously in your or your neighbour’s gardens and call the police immediately if you do see anything.”

Police are also re-enforcing the message that people need to be more careful with their mobile phones when they are out and about after two thefts were reported last weekend in the town.

PCSO Steve Carter said, “A Nokia Lumia 710 was stolen from a bag at the Downs Leisure Centre on Sunday May 26 and a Samsung Galaxy Ace was believed to have been taken from an insecure car in Ringmer Road the same day.

“Please use lockers if they are available or take your phone with you. Don’t leave it or other valuables in your bag or clothing or on view in your car.”