Warning after spate of burglaries in Eastbourne

Police have issued a warning to homeowners
Police have issued a warning to homeowners

Sussex Police is warning residents to be vigilant after a series of break-ins in the Langney area of Eastbourne.

Between 8.10am and 5.15pm on Thursday November 13, a house in Monarch Gardens was broken into and various items of jewellery, a Playstation Vita, a Samsung laptop, a Windows Surface tablet and an iPod touch were stolen.

At around 2.10am a family living at a house in Aylesbury Avenue were woken by their dogs barking and went downstairs to find the front door open and saw a man running away. In the morning the victim’s handbag was found dumped nearby but nothing was stolen from it.

A house in Monarch Gardens was broken into between 11.30pm on November 20 and 7am on November 21. The victim found a money box, wallet and a number of electrical items, including a Nintendo Wii and DS and two Sony PSPs, were also missing.

DC Sheila Nicholson said, “The two victims from Monarch Gardens have had a large amount of high value items stolen from them and are appealing to anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in the area to report it to us.

“We are also asking people to make sure they secure their houses when they leave, check all doors, windows and garages are locked. Opportunistic thieves try doors and handles; don’t make it easy for them.”

Anyone who saw anything or has any information about these burglaries is asked to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1161 of 13/11. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”