Police appeal to Pokémon trainers to solve crime

Police have appealed to Pokémon Go players who may have witnessed a crime.

Sunday, 17th July 2016, 5:21 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:02 am
Police have appealed for Pokémon trainers to help solve a crime at the Durrington Tesco Extra petrol station. Picture: Google Maps

According to Sussex Police, the petrol station at the Tesco Extra in Durrington, Worthing was broken into on Friday night.

Crime scene investigator Chris Gee said that CCTV footage taken from the night it happened showed a few cars driving past and stopping nearby.

He realised that Durrington Community Centre is in the vicinity, which is a Pokéstop in the popular mobile game.

This means that users can collect Pokéballs and items on the app by visiting the community centre in real life.

He said: “This happened at about ten to one in the morning and lots of cars were going past.”

“Let us know if you saw anything. Did you see anyone putting on any kind of clothing or gear? Did you see a car in the area that was acting suspiciously? If so, give us a ring.”

If you witnessed the crime or saw anything suspicious, contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial number 53 of July 16, 2016.

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