Police warning after burglaries increase in Crawley


Crawley Police has issued a warning to residents after an increase in burglaries in the town.

A police statement said seven Crawley homes were targeted by burglars from Tuesday to Saturday last week (September 8 to 12).

Jewellery, a PlayStation 4 and cash was stolen from a home in Brock Road, Langley Green. Burglars broke in through a kitchen window between 1pm and 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Laptops, a TV and stamp collection was stolen in Bowater Road, Maidenbower. Entry was gained via a utility window between 7.15am and 7.20pm on Wednesday.

A ring was discovered missing in a distraction burglary in Kestral Close, Langley Green on Tuesday. A bogus workman gained entry to the property in the late afternoon.

A wallet was stolen from a table after burglars gained entry to a home in Rosemead Gardens, Southgate, via a patio door, overnight on Friday.

A handbag was stolen from a house in Netley Close, Broadfield, between 7pm and 10.30pm on Saturday.

Another wallet was stolen in a break-in in Albion Close, Maidenbower, in the early hours of Tuesday.

An attempted burglary was made to a home in Copthorne Court, Tinsley Lane, at around 3.40pm on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Crawley Police said: “There has recently been an increase in burglaries in the Crawley area.

“Crawley Police are reminding residents to remain vigilant and to ensure all doors and windows are locked and secure when not in the home, particularly those on the ground floor and above flat roofs; please try to do this even if you are in and upstairs.

“Remember to keep all your valuables including bags and wallets out of sight and reach of windows and doors.”

People were asked to report anyone acting suspiciously by calling police on 999.

Crime and burglary prevention advice was available from local police teams.

Contact details for local officers were available on the Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk

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