Parrot stolen and three homes burgled in break-in spree

Efit of the man Sussex Police believe could be involved in the thefts.

Efit of the man Sussex Police believe could be involved in the thefts.

First published in News

A burglary is being linked to two other break ins - in one of which a parrot was stolen.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a home in St Hildas Close, Crawley, was broken into.

The front window of the house was smashed at some time before 7pm on 28 May while the owners were out.

Officers are investigating the possibility the break-in could be linked to a burglary in Applefield, Crawley, on May 23.

Gold jewellery, cash and an African grey parrot were stolen from the Applefield home.

They are also investigating a link between a burglary in The Birches, Crawley, on May 6 in which jewllery was taken.

Officers have also produced an efit of a man they believe could be involved.

On each occasion a black Audi A3 was seen near the victims' homes at the time of the break-in and officers are trying to trace that vehicle.

Detective Constable Jon Woolley said: "It may be a coincidence that a black Audi has been nearby on each occasion but it may not be.

"We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a black Audi in the area, or anywhere in Crawley, with people acting suspiciously. If you have seen the car please contact us with any information you might have, no matter how insignificant you might consider it to be."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1284 of 28/5, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:42pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

"Who's a naughty boy, then?"
"Who's a naughty boy, then?" Gary1965
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree