Detectives stumped by unsolved crimes around Chichester appeal for help

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DETECTIVES stumped by a series of unsolved crimes are turning to the public for help.  

The offences all took place in the Chichester district and have left police scratching their heads. 

Sussex Police revealed the news in its latest weekly crime bulletin.

During the announcement, officers said a number of arrests had been made over the past week for a range of offences, ranging from drink-driving, possession of Class B drugs and burglary, to an assault on a police officer, actual bodily harm and driving without insurance among others.

However, police said arrests are yet to be made for a number of other incidents including:

- Hunters Race, West Lavant – On Tuesday, April 11, a yard was entered and two containers broken into. A set of ladders plus other items were reported stolen. Serial 1086 of 11/04.

- Tangmere Road, Chichester – Overnight on Wednesday, April 10, a container was broken into; nothing was reported stolen. Serial 1403 of 11/04.

- Broyle Road, Chichester – On Friday, April 12, between 12:15 pm and 3.00 pm a property was broken into and a small quantity of jewellery was stolen. Serial 0702 of 12/04.

- Conduit Mead, Chichester – Overnight on Friday, April 12, a vehicle was entered and a workbag containing books and an iPad was stolen. Serial 0597 of 13/04.

- Sheepwash Lane, East Lavant – On Monday, April 15, there was a report of two youths throwing bricks at a lorry. The youths made off running east down Sheepwash Lane. Serial 0787 of 11/04.

- Ellanore Lane, West Wittering – Overnight on Sunday, April 7, there was a break-in to a building site and tools were stolen. Serial 0224 of 08/4

- Stubcroft Lane, East Wittering – Between Friday, March 29 and Thursday, April 4, there was an unsuccessful attempt break to a garage and workshop; access was gained to an out-house and a quantity of tools were stolen. Serial 0494 of 09/04.

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident, contact police online, by email at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.