Burglar steals handbag while owner was in bathroom


A burglar broke into a home in Crawley while the occupant was in the bathroom.

The incident took place in Copeland House, Rathlin Road, Broadfield, at around 10pm on Monday (April 21).

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the intruder entered via the patio doors and stole a handbag.

Later that night, burglars stole a mobile phone, wallet and handbag from a house in Tintern Road, Gossops Green.

The spokesman said the theft took place between 7pm and 5.45am.

Anyone with information was asked to call 101 and quote 1443 21/4 for the first incident and 0175 22/4 for the second.