Police warning after spate of Crawley garage break-ins

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are urging people to be aware of garage security following a spate of break-ins.

There were 29 garage-break-ins or attempted break-ins reported to Crawley police over the past two weeks.

Sussex Police said the break-ins had mainly been at domestic garages and sheds and there was no specific area targeted.

Power tools, fishing equipment and bikes have been stolen.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “With the weather warming up, more of us are starting to be active in the garden.

“This greater frequency in accessing property in our garages and outbuildings can lead to an increased chance of them being left insecure.”

A Honda motorcycle was stolen from a garage in Trent Close, Gossops Green.

Sussex Police said the owner discovered the motorcycle was missing on March 10.

Tools were stolen from a garage in Town Mead, West Green, on March 16.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said it was believed eight garage break-ins which took place in Ifield on March 8 were undertaken by the same people.

Police arrested two males in the vicinity and bailed them until April for further enquiries.

For further guidance or advice on securing property visit: www.sussex.police.uk