Cat flap burglar hunted by police after West Sussex break-in

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A BURGLAR who used a cat flap to enter a house is being hunted by police.

A family living in Hawthorn Road, Bognor Regis, awoke to discover they had been burgled in the early hours of Friday, April 27.

Detective Constable Andrea Watts from West Sussex CID said: ‘Having your house burgled is a distressing experience for most families and it is even more so when you have been asleep in your bed during the incident.

‘We believe this was an opportunistic burglar who has reached through the cat flap at the rear of the property and used the key that was in the lock to then let themselves in.’

Once inside the burglar took cigarettes, an HTC Desire phone, an iPod Touch with a silver back and a distinctive Orla Kiely floral wallet with zip-up compartments.

Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area between midnight and 7am on April 27 is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0287.

Or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.