TIM DREW: People advised to register their valuables online

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TWO community bulletins, covering the five weeks to July 27, have been issued since my last round-up.

In all, 57 offences were recorded, of which 23 involved residential properties, 11 non-residential ones and 23 involved vehicles. That compares with the 58 offences committed during the four weeks to June 22.

The highest number of offences per ward (14) was recorded in Central ward, followed by Broadwater (nine), Durrington and Marine (six), Heene (four), Castle, Goring, Offington and Selden (three), Gaisford and Tarring (two) and Northbrook and Salvington (one each).

The offences included five thefts of tools, seven of motorcycles, and six of electronic equipment. Eight cases involved commercial properties, from which cash was stolen on at least two occasions. In five instances, the attempt at burglary or theft was unsuccessful or nothing was taken, although a considerable amount of damage was caused in several cases.

The police are encouraging everyone to register the details, including photographs, of their valuables on the www.immobilise.com website.

This enables the Police to identify stolen property speedily and accurately, and increases the chances of its return to its rightful owner.

• The Broadwater Ward Neighbourhood Panel will meet between 7pm and 8pm, at Broadwater Parish Centre, 117 Broadwater Road, on Monday, August, 11, with the Tarring Community Forum ‘s meeting between 7pm and 8pm, at West Worthing Baptist Church, in South Street, Tarring the following day.

Three surgeries will take place on Thursday, August 14: PCSO Shauna Bowen will host hers from 11.30am 12.30pm at Findon Valley Library, in Lime Tree Avenue, Findon Valley; PCSO Catherine Dines will host hers at Buddys Café, 121 South Farm Road, Worthing, between midday and 1pm, and PCSO Sally Haggis will be available to discuss issues outside Gala Bingo in Rowlands Road, Worthing, from 2pm to 2.30pm. PCSO Ros Tite’s surgery is on Friday, August 15, at the Maybridge Keystone Centre, in Raleigh Way, Maybridge, between 11am and midday.