Wealden Weekly Update From Sussex Police

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Scams talk to Young at Heart group PCSOs attended All Saints Church in Crowborough to talk to approximately 70 members of the Young at Heart group about scams. PCSO Sue Choppin said “I spoke to the group about current scams and what people can do to protect themselves. Elderly residents are often targeted by rogue traders and telephone scammers, and I’m committed to help reduce the risk of people falling victim to this type of crime. I also gave advice to the group about protecting their PIN numbers when using bank cards and being aware of who’s around them when using cash machines. If you would like advice on how to protect yourself from fraud, or to view an on-line version of the Little Book or Big Scams, visit: https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-yourself-and-others/fraud/

Wanted – Nicholas Leon Police have offered a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest of 33 year old Nicholas Leon. He is wanted for theft and failing to attend court. Mr. Leon is described as white, 5’9″, of slim build, with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone who sees Leon or knows of his immediate whereabouts should phone 999 quoting CAD 197 of 14/09/17. Alternatively, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55 111. A photograph of Leon can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WealdenPolice/

Underage drinking in Crowborough Tackling anti-social behaviour is one of our priorities in Wealden. It’s very apparent that youths are accessing alcohol and this is contributing to nuisance behaviour, particularly in the Crowborough area around the Leisure Centre on Eridge Road. We’re very keen to find out who is supplying the booze and will be asking off-licenses to ensure they’re not selling to anyone who they suspect might be buying it for someone underage. If you have any information on who is supplying alcohol to groups of teenagers in Crowborough, or anywhere else in the district, please let us know.

Crime summary Last week we received a number of reports where lighting, plant pots and artificial trees have been stolen from front gardens in Hailsham and Hellingly.

Overnight, between the 19 and 20 September, a wallet and bank cards were stolen from an insecure vehicle parked in Queens Road, Crowborough. (Ref 1266:20/09/17).

On the same night, loose change was also stolen from a vehicle parked in Stone Cross Road, Crowborough. (Ref 0654:20/09/17)

Between 1:30pm and 4:30pm on 20 September, an iPhone, wallet, sunglasses and cash were stolen from a vehicle in Leeds Lane, Five Ashes. (Ref 1082:20/09/17)

Between 4:30pm on 21 and 11:15am on 22 September, there was a break to a shop in Furners Green, Uckfield where silver and money were stolen. (Ref 0432:22/09/17)

Overnight, between 21 and 22 September, a 40cm high blue egg shaped garden ornament was stolen from Buckingham Gardens, Polegate. (Ref 0128:25/09/17)

Between 16 and 21 September, fishing equipment was stolen from a property in Little London Road, Horam. 2 Tony Fordham custom built carp rods, 3 Fox electronic bite alarms and 2 Shimano Baitrunner reels where amongst the items stolen. (Ref 0790:25/09/17)

Between 2am and 6am on 26 September, tools were stolen from a vehicle in Bridge Close, Horam. A Mega electric alarm tester, Makita drill and Makita impact driver were taken. (Ref 0506:26/09/17)

During the early hours of 26 September, a garage in Butcherfield Lane, Hartfield was broken into. Various items were stolen, including a Stihl hedge cutter and strimmer. (Ref 0284:27/09/17)

At approximately 9:30am on 27 September, items were stolen from an insecure works vehicle parked in Gun Road, Blackboys. The items taken were a Makita battery drill, Hitachi drill, Makita radio and a Wickes chop saw. (Ref 1124:27/09/17)

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