Eastbourne has spate of burglaries with door locks being drilled out

Eastbourne has experienced a spate of burglaries in which door locks have been drilled out – and police are urging residents to be vigilant.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:49 pm

According to police they have been alerted to three recent break-ins in the Willingdon and Ratton area where similar methods of entry have been found.

Police said a quantity of jewellery was taken during two of the burglaries in Friston Avenue and Broad Road although nothing appears to have been taken during the third.

Officers are investigating the three incidents and additional patrols are being carried out in the area to identify and deter any further criminal behaviour.

Members of the public are being urged by police to remain alert to any suspicious activity in their area, and to report any concerns online or by calling 101 but always dial 999 in an emergency.

There are a number of steps residents can take to protect their property including alarm systems and CCTV cameras.

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