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Neighbourhood Watch Weekly Update   (27.01.17)
Friday 27th January 2017

News and appeals

Have you seen distinctive motor bike, stolen.

Detectives investigating a series of burglaries in West Sussex and Hove, during which vehicles have been stolen, are asking if anyone has seen a distinctive motorbike (pictured) taken in one of the burglaries.

The thieves have been breaking into houses during the daytime and evenings while occupants are out, stealing car keys, and then taking the vehicle from the driveway or garage. Jewellery and cash has also been taken from the houses in nine of the cases.

Offences happened in Horsham, Haywards Heath, Worthing, Henfield, Steyning, Partridge Green Shoreham and Hove.

"If you can help in this or any other way please report online quoting Operation Apricot. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Sussex drivers are urged to remember that “It Can Wait” when it comes to using a mobile phone while driving

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) is launching It Can Wait, a new campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of in-car distractions from your mobile phone.

Driving while distracted is an increasing problem on Sussex roads with mobile phones now used to make calls, send messages, play music and check road conditions, temptations to use devices while at the wheel are endless.

It Can Wait aims to remind drivers that nothing is more important than focussing on driving – and driving alone. The campaign is urging drivers to place their phone out of reach, or set it to silent, before setting off on a journey to ensure they are not distracted or tempted to pick it up while driving.

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Crime summary

Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

Coombe Road Steyning - click here
Broomfield Road, Henfield.- click here

Other burglaries of note;

Reference: 0431 24-01
Location: Athelstan Way, Horsham
Date and time: 1500 23/1 – 1200 24/1
Details: Conservatory window smashed with bricks, untidy search upstairs – drawers pulled out, nothing believed stolen at this stage.

Reference: 0002 25-01
Location: Ingram Road, Steyning.
Date and time: Between 10/01-24/01
Details: Entry gained through the conservatory door which was forced, jewellery stolen.

Reference: 0955 25-01
Location: New Hall Lane, Small Dole
Date and time: 1655
Details: Call from Neighbours as alert sounded. Rear door found smashed. No items stolen.

Other than Dwelling

Reference: 0541 23/01
Location: Ravenscroft, Storrington.
Details: Attempt to break into shed by forcing door no access gained.

Reference: 0455 25-01
Location: Faircox lane, Horsham
Details: On 03/01 between 0900-1100 break to shed lock levered off nothing stolen

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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