Police witness appeal over Crawley burglary

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary on Colonsay Road in Crawley on Wednesday (June 26).

Between 7.45am and 2.30pm a house was broken into and an untidy search had been done of all the bedrooms and a downstairs cupboard. A large quantity of gold jewellery and a quantity of cash had been stolen.

Chief Inspector Justina Beeken said: “We are linking this to a series of burglaries we had between July and November last year and in late January and early February this year.

“We’re very aware of how much distress burglaries of this nature can cause and have done, and will continue, to do everything we can to prevent these offences. I am determined that the offenders will be caught and brought to justice and this will remain the key policing priority in Crawley.

“We have gone out into the community to talk to people who have been affected and those who have concerns and have been giving advice about how they can try and protect their property and keep it safe from potential thieves.

“We have given out more than 1000 Selectamark DNA kits which can be used to mark property, including any gold and jewellery, since we got the kits in February and these have had a huge impact on giving thieves a message to stay away. These kits and my teams working in the Asian communities affected have provided a hostile environment for thieves thinking about targeting our town.

“I continue to urge anyone with information or saw anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Minnesota.”