Trio of car break-ins in Chichester district

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POLICE are investigating three thefts from vehicles across the Chichester district over the weekend.

The first theft was from a vehicle in Downs Road, West Stoke, which happened between 4pm and 5.30pm on Saturday (April 26).

The silver Toyota Previa had the rear windscreen smashed and a leather backpack and a Barbour rain hat was stolen.

Another theft occurred when a vehicle was left unattended at a car park in Goodwood the same day.

The blue Ford Focus had a window smashed and a handbag stolen from under the seat.

The final theft happened on Sunday (April 27).

The bue Nissan Micra was parked at Wildhams Wood, Stoughton, and between 10.45am and 11.30am access was gained to the boot and a black leather handbag was stolen.

Police urged the public to ensure valuables were removed from vehicles by the owners at all times.

Any witness or anyone with information should call 101 or email quoting serial 234 of April 27.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.