Off-duty police officer catches suspected burglar in Chichester

A suspected burglar is in police custody after being detained by an off-duty officer in Chichester early this morning (Thursday).

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:54 am
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 12:09 pm

According to Chichester Police, a man was spotted entering a vehicle and removing items. 

Its post on social media read: “We have a man in custody who was detained by an off-duty police officer during the early hours of this morning, having been seen to enter a vehicle and remove items from within.

“He has been arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle, burglary dwelling and burglary other than dwelling.”


Police said this followed a ‘productive evening’ yesterday (Wednesday), in relation to ‘tackling vehicle interference’.

The social media post added: “Following a spate of vehicle interference in Chichester, we have two men who in remain in custody this morning who were arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and fraud by false representation.”