Polegate burglaries may be linked, police say

Sussex Police are investigating a pair of burglaries near Polegate last month, which officers believe might be linked.

Monday, 9th January 2017, 10:12 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:40 pm
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The two burglaries, which were both reported on December 4, saw fuel, high value tools and vehicles stolen.

The first incident took place at a contractors’ yard in Bay Tree Lane, where power tools, equipment and a white Ford Iveco cargo lorry were reported stolen.

Police say CCTV footage appears to show three suspects breaking into the yard and driving the lorry out.

During the same incident a car parked in the yard had its tank syphoned of the diesel, which police say might have been used to fuel the stolen lorry.

Anyone with information connected to this incident is asked to contact police by email at [email protected], quoting reference number 209 of 04/01.

Police say they are also looking at another report from the same day, which they believe may be linked to the burglary on Bay Tree Lane.

The incident was reported at Holmes Farm in Sayerland Lane where a field’s fence panel was removed and a livestock trailer parked inside stolen. Police say the trailer is valued at approximately £3,000.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact police by email at [email protected] and quote reference 314 of 04/01.

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