Spate of burglaries on peninsula

Generic images from Sussex Police
Generic images from Sussex Police

POLICE have warned residents on the Manhood Peninsula to be on alert after a series of burglaries over the past month.

There were two on March 4, in Chichester Road in Selsey and Birdham Road, in Birdham.

One on March 5, in Hillfield Road, Selsey, and another on March 8, in East Bracklesham Drive, Bracklesham Bay.

Then overnight between March 24 and 25, there were a further three burglaries all in East Bracklesham Drive.

A spokesman said: “They have mainly happened during the afternoon into the evening, and possibly some overnight. Some of the properties are unoccupied as they are holiday homes. Entry has usually been gained by forcing rear patio doors but, on a few occasions the rear door has been insecure.

“Items including jewellery, power tools, and different antiques have been stolen.

“The premises are dwellings, though some have been in the process of being renovated, and some are holiday homes, so are currently unoccupied.”

Detective Constable Della Squires said; “We have increased patrol activity on the area. PCSO’s in the area are aware and foot patrols have been increased. Details have also been circulated to local Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators.

“Meanwhile we remind all residents to continue to take common sense security precautions, including keeping doors and windows locked, and to let us know via 999 of any suspicious activity in the area.”