Thieves targeting Wealden beauty spots

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Police are urging motorists to remain vigilant following a spate of thefts from vehicles parked at Wealden beauty spots.

Sussex Police say they have received several recent reports of vehicles having been broken into while left unattended at car parks in the Ashdown Forest as well as at several other beauty spots in Wealden in recent weeks.

It some cases, it is believed that the drivers were targeted after the offender saw them hiding valuables from sight.

Inspector Tony Wakefield said: "It is important for individuals to be aware of these sorts of crimes that are currently taking place within the various beauty spots in Sussex.

"We would urge people to contact us whenever they see or hear anything suspicious. Working together, we can stop these criminals from being successful.”

Police are advising motorists not to leave valuables and personal belongings in their vehicles and to ensure it is locked before leaving it parked.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact or call 101.

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