Police think they may have found the man responsible for a series of Henry vacuum cleaner thefts.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing 16 of the machines across Sussex.

Several businesses contacted the police after the man asked to borrow a vacuum cleaner but did not take them back.

The thefts started on December 22 when Stallion Chemists in Brighton was targeted.

Then there were visits to Cineworld, Battle of Trafalgar, King & Queen, To Be Worn Again, Brighton Electric Recording Co, Taxi Link, Tenon Recovery, Mulberry Express, Hotel Seattle and Simplicare in Brighton.

Henrys were also borrowed from The Bells Club in Peacehaven and Metrobet in Worthing.

On Thursday police were called to the Journeys Hostel in Richmond Place, Brighton, at 7.55pm after a vacuum cleaner had been borrowed and not returned.

A 32-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on Friday, February 8. He has been bailed until April 4 pending further enquiries.

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