Police warning after thefts in Chichester and Midhurst area

POLICE are advising drivers to secure their cars after more than 20 vehicles were broken into at beauty spots across the Midhurst and Petworth area.

The spate of break-ins happened over the bank holiday weekend starting on Saturday, May 3 through to Tuesday, May 6.

Vehicles parked at car parks in Cocking, South Harting, West Stoke, East Lavant, East Dean, Petworth, Graffham, Chilgrove and Duncton were all targeted with various property stolen from them.

PSCO Lisa Shadbolt said: “We are urging drivers to lock their vehicles and remove any property from them at all time or leave it at home.

“Simply hiding valuables under the seat or the boot is not enough.

“We also need people to report any suspicious activity in these areas to police.”

Anyone with any information about these crimes is asked to call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1561 of 03/05.