Series of burglaries on the Manhood Peninsula

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FIVE homes were targeted in a week by burglars on the Manhood Peninsula with a television and cash among the stolen items.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said today (December 8) that they were looking for anyone with information to come forward.

“Between November 25 and December 1, homes in Oakfield Avenue, East Wittering, Avebury Close, Bracklesham Bay and Howard Avenue, Ella Close and Chaucer Drive, West Wittering, were either entered by thieves or had doors and windows smashed by people trying to get inside.

“Among the items taken in the series are a TV and cash and officers are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen people acting suspiciously in the area.”

The first burglary happened in Oakfield Avenue on November 25 and the latest in the series was in Chaucer Drive on December 1.

Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie last year to tackle burglary across the county.

Detective Constable Pippa Hannard said: “We believe the same people could be involved in all of these as the victims lived relatively close to each other and the crimes happened in a short space of time.

“We need to speak to anyone who has seen any unusual behaviour in the community by both people or vehicles. If someone looks out of place in your area and you are concerned they might be up to no good, call us.”

Anyone with information should email quoting serial 795 of November 25, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.