Police link spate of Worthing burglaries

Police believe a series burglaries or attempted burglaries that took place last week are linked.

Monday, 15th October 2018, 5:38 pm
Updated Monday, 15th October 2018, 5:40 pm
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The incidents occurred on the same day in the Lansdowne Road and Manor Road areas of Worthing, police said.

Officers were called to a flat in Lansdowne Road at 5.34am on Tuesday, October 9.

An elderly occupant disturbed a man who had gained entry through French doors, police said.

She shouted at the man, who turned and fled, according to police.

Police describe him as white, aged 16-18, 5ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins, of medium build, clean shaven with neat and tidy short dark brown hair and wearing a dark grey waterproof jacket, black jeans and black trainers.

Shortly before 7am the same day, the occupant of a flat in Manor Road saw someone put their hand through a ground floor window.

The suspect ran off when shouted at, said police.

Around 7.30am, a handbag and mobile phone were stolen from the kitchen of a house in Manor Road, confirmed police.

The victim alerted police officers who were in the area making house-to-house enquiries about the earlier incidents.

At 9.30am, a break-in was discovered at a ground floor flat in Lansdowne Road where the occupant was away.

A neighbour reported challenging a man who was seen climbing a neighbour’s garden fence around 5.25am, said police.

He claimed that he had lost his cat and ran off.

Detective Constable Jon Berisford said: “We’d like to hear from anyone with any information about these incidents or those involved.

“Please report online or call 101 quoting serial 187 of 09/10.

“I would also urge people to ensure that their homes are secure, especially overnight and early mornings.”