Series of burglaries in Eastbourne

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A series of burglaries have taken place in Eastbourne just days into the New Year.

Police say burglars made their way into a house in Longstone Road on January 1 through a front window (reference number 1294 01/01). However, nothing was stolen.

Then, on January 2, a distraction burglary took place in Central Avenue. According to police, two men suggested the water pressure in the property needed checking.

The description of these males was: white, approximately 45-50 years old, one was 6ft wearing a black coat and that other male was 5ft 4inches with a slim build and dark brown hair.

There was nothing stolen in the property, however police say there was evidence of a search (ref: 0603 02/01).

While on January 3, a burglary occurred in Westerham Road, where entry was made via the letter box – police believe this was done possibly by removing it and reaching in to undo the door (Ref: 0455 03/01).

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message contact police online, email or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at