Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 2nd April 2019

News and appeals

Witnesses sought to Worthing burglary
Police are appealing for witnesses following a Worthing burglary.
Officers were called to a property in Rowlands Road, Worthing following of a report of a three men breaking into a flat around 10.45pm on Monday (March 25).
Two of the men are believed to have then ran off from the flat heading east on Rowlands Road and the third suspect ran west towards Heene Road.
It is believed no one was in the flat at the time of the incident and it is unknown, at this stage, if anything was taken.
If anyone heard the break-in or noticed any suspicious behaviour either before or after the time of the incident please report online or call 101 quoting Operation Darvel.
Driver who crashed into parked car convicted of multiple motoring offences
A driver who attempted to out-run police after crashing into two cars has been convicted of multiple motoring offences.
Peter Johnson has been disqualified from driving following the incident in Worthing on 26 February.
He was spotted by officers driving his partner’s Ford Focus on the A27 westbound at Sompting, where he appeared to drive off at speed from a set of traffic lights.
You can report an incident of dangerous or antisocial driving via Operation Crackdown.
To see the full story, please click on the link or see our website.
Safe stolen from Shoreham pub
Police are appealing for witnesses after a safe was stolen from a Shoreham pub.
Officers received a report of the Crown and Anchor pub in High Street, Shoreham being broken into around 2.30am on Saturday (March 23) by three or four men.
Around an hour later four men, believed to be the same suspects from earlier, return to the premises and stole a safe.
Investigating officer PC David Slade said: “A safe is a heavy item and a lot of effort would have been required to move it.
“Also a significant amount of noise would have been created when the suspects were moving the safe out of the pub. Did you hear anything?
“We believe the suspects moved the safe towards the river area and put it in the back of a vehicle.”
Anyone with information is asked to report it online or by calling 101 quoting 417 of 23/03.
Man sought over indecency offences near Cissbury Ring
Police are searching for a man suspected of indecently exposing himself to two women near a well-known West Sussex beauty spot
At about 1.30pm on Tuesday (19 March) a woman was walking in the wooded Nepcote area near Cissbury Ring when a man followed her and then carried out an indecent act in her presence.
At about the same time on Friday (22 March) another woman was walking her dogs near Worthing golf club, again near Cissbury Ring when a man indecently exposed himself to her. He followed her but she ran back to the Storrington Rise car park where her car was parked, at the foot of the Ring and he eventually walked away.
Neither of the women were assaulted or directly threatened but both were very upset by what happened.
Police Investigator Hayley Jordan said; "We believe the same man is responsible for both offences. He is described as white, in his late teens to early twenties, between 5’8"-5’10", with dark hair in the style of a mop, and carrying a black rucksack/drawstring bag.
"Local officers have been briefed and are paying extra attention to the area."
"If you think you know who this man is, or if you have had a similar unpleasant experience recently, please get in touch with us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 787 of 19/03."
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Crime summary
Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0805 27th March
Location: North Farm Road, Lancing
Date and time: Time unknown 25th March
Details: Someone caused damage to a garage door and entered, it is unknown what has been taken.

Reference: 0356 28th March
Location: High Street, West Tarring
Date and time: Between 1700hrs 26th March and 1030hrs 27th March
Details: A garage door was damaged and entered but nothing was stolen.

Reference: 0932 29/03/2019
Location: Fontwell Drive Worthing
Date and time: Between 28th and 29th March
Details: Entry was gained to a garage tools were stolen. 


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