THIEVES have been targeting high-value cars in a spate of thefts along the south coast..
Today (Wednesday, December 29), a Toyota Corolla and a BMW were stolen afte burglaries in Prince William Close and Castle Wave, Worthing.
On Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24) another burglary took place in Acacia Avenue, Worthing where an Audi Q7 was stolen.
The first warnings to drivers about the car theft problem came after car keys were taken during burglaries in Hurston Close and Palmers Way, Worthing, and Manor Hall Road, Southwick.
Keys to an Audi A5, a BWM and a VW Passat were taken.
Det Sgt Chris Leech from Worthing and Adur CID said: “Initially, we were unsure whether the burglaries were related, but the most recent incidents have all but confirmed that these cars are being deliberately targeted and probably removed from the area.
“If you have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area of any of the burglaries or any strange cars, with or without occupants, parked up for a period of a few hours locally, please call 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 205 of 29/12.”
“Make sure that you secure your property and don’t leave car keys in obvious places such as handbags, jacket pockets, hooks or where they might be seen by a potential burglar looking into your house through windows.”