Burglars steal charity care home tools worth £5,000

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Burglars stole £5,000 worth of garden tools from a charity care home in Copthorne.

A sit-on mower, leaf blower and chainsaw were among the items stolen after two garden sheds were broken into at Heatherley Care Home, Effingham Lane.

Sarah Jefferies, admin supervisor for the home, said: “It’s not fair to target a place like this.

“We are a charity and providing care for vulnerable people and this can only make them a little bit less secure.”

She said CCTV cameras will be put in following the burglary which happened overnight on Tuesday last week (November 10).

Raiders used bolt-cutters to break into the sheds after entering in a vehicle via the care home entrance furthest away from staff and residents.

Sarah said: “It was very targeted. They must have known what they were coming to get.”

The stolen equipment was used to maintain the home’s 17 acre grounds.

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