Police are warning residents to be on their guard after a spate of thefts from vehicles in two areas of town.
Shinewater and Roselands have both been targeted over the last few days.
Chief Inspector Emma Brice said, “Please can car owners make sure that their vehicles are locked and secure when unattended and if possible carry out the following crime prevention processes.
“Ensure you close your car windows and lock the doors; never leave valuables in your car. The glove compartment is likely to be the first place thieves will look. The cost of replacing a smashed window can often cost more than the valuables themselves; keep purchases out of sight when in the car or at home – if they can be seen they can be stolen; leave your keys in a secure place. Keys can remain visible in a coat pocket or open bag are easily snatched from them.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Sussex Police on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, quoting serials 304 or 565 of 07/02.
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).
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