Dogs missing after Faygate burglary

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TWO DOGS are missing following a burglary at a home in Faygate.

Sussex Police are linking seven thefts from outbuildings and sheds in the Faygate and Colgate areas taken place over the past two weeks.

The latest theft saw a number of outbuildings forced open at Coombers Farm, Wimlands Lane, Faygate overnight on Sunday May 6 and Monday May 7.

Three dogs - all Spaniels - were let out at the time and only one has returned.

Both a small chocolate-coloured Cocker Spaniel and a larger Springer Spaniel in liver and white are still missing. Both are microchipped.

Equipment worth hundreds of pounds was stolen in the same incident. This includes an orange Huscavanna 326 chainsaw, a STIHL strimmer in orange, grey and white, a STIHL chainsaw in orange and grey and white a black laptop made by Electronics.

DS David Morton, who is investigating the spate, said: “These outbuildings and shed breaks have taken place in Faygate and Colgate during the night in the last couple weeks. I believe they could be linked.

“Garden machinery has been stolen in each of these and it is worrying for the victims of this latest incident that their two dogs are still missing. There are a lot of dog walkers in the area and I would appeal to them to call if they have seen anything suspicious, people or cars in the area.

“Also if anyone has been offered any equipment on the cheap please contact us.”

A Facebook appeal has been launched in a bid to get the dogs home to their owner.

Anyone with information can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial number 0288 of 07/05/12.