Sadly Sussex Police receive an increase of reports involving shed and garage burglaries when the sun shines, so we still need to put in to action crime prevention.
• Ensure that gates or access to the rear of the house are locked and secure.
• Trim overgrown plants – don’t give burglars a hiding place.
• Secure garden tools and ladders in a locked shed or garage to prevent them from being used to break into your home.
• Fit outside security lighting and a visible burglar alarm to help deter burglars.
In Sussex, Operation Magpie is our response to burglary. This operation sees us working with our partner agencies with the aim of preventing burglary and, when it does happen, finding those responsible and searching for your stolen property as quickly as possible. Register your property at immobilise.com, it’s free of charge and can increase your chances of being reunited with your property.
Despite the warnings above Eastbourne and Sussex are safe places to visit. Please do enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and I wish you and your families a very Happy Easter.
Chief Inspector Emma Brice
District Commander for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden