Seven homes raided in just one town

Seven homes were broken into in one town.

Thieves raided the properties in Crawley in just one day (13).

Properties in Fountain Close, Covert Close, Buckswood Drive, Lismore Crescent, Downland Drive, Swaledale Close and Boundary Road were broken into where doors have been smashed.

In Fountain Close at around 9.20pm, someone has gained access to a property though the kitchen door and stolen cigarettes and a phone. The phone was later found left by the back gate.

The home owners returned to their home in Covert Close at 1.30pm to find the conservatory door had been smashed. It is not clear if anything has been stolen.

Jewellery was stolen from a house of Buckswood Drive between 6.10pm and 9.10pm, from a house in Lismore Crescent between 5pm and 7.20pm and from Waledale Close between 1.15pm and 6.10pm.

A property in Downland Drive was broken into at around 6.10pm but nothing was taken. Again nothing was stolen from a house broken into in Boundary Road between 2.30pm and 6pm.

District Commander Chief Inspector Justina Beeken said: "We are at the early stages of these enquiries into these burglaries and this stage are keeping an open mind about whether they are linked. No particular group of people seem to have been targeted but obviously has been distressing for all those who have had their properties broken into even if nothing has been stolen.

"We are urging people to keep a light on while they are out as the evening now they are getting darker. Also consider having a timer light which comes at certain time while you are out in the evening.”

If you saw anything suspicious call Sussex Police on 101.

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9:04am Sun 15 Dec 13

Sir Prised says...

The real problem is that when they're caught, the sentence will be pathetic, probably just community service. The deterrent value of sentencing is being completely overlooked. I see it's the victim who is doing something wrong these days - in not arranging for an intermittent light or better security. The whole concept of right and wrong is conveniently being turned on it's head.putting the cost on the individual homeowner and not the criminal.
The real problem is that when they're caught, the sentence will be pathetic, probably just community service. The deterrent value of sentencing is being completely overlooked. I see it's the victim who is doing something wrong these days - in not arranging for an intermittent light or better security. The whole concept of right and wrong is conveniently being turned on it's head.putting the cost on the individual homeowner and not the criminal. Sir Prised

1:05pm Sun 15 Dec 13

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

Whoever is responsible is very welcome to come and live (sic) with us in Brighton.

The greens are very keen for this type of person to become more and more common on our journey to creating a ghetto. In the interim we will continue to spend tax payers money on initiatives (sic) that make life harder and less pleasant for the working tax payers within the community.
Whoever is responsible is very welcome to come and live (sic) with us in Brighton. The greens are very keen for this type of person to become more and more common on our journey to creating a ghetto. In the interim we will continue to spend tax payers money on initiatives (sic) that make life harder and less pleasant for the working tax payers within the community. I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!

7:01pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

Sir Prised wrote:
The real problem is that when they're caught, the sentence will be pathetic, probably just community service. The deterrent value of sentencing is being completely overlooked. I see it's the victim who is doing something wrong these days - in not arranging for an intermittent light or better security. The whole concept of right and wrong is conveniently being turned on it's head.putting the cost on the individual homeowner and not the criminal.
When they're caught, not going to happen as police don't have time or the resources for such a meaningless grime. :-(
[quote][p][bold]Sir Prised[/bold] wrote: The real problem is that when they're caught, the sentence will be pathetic, probably just community service. The deterrent value of sentencing is being completely overlooked. I see it's the victim who is doing something wrong these days - in not arranging for an intermittent light or better security. The whole concept of right and wrong is conveniently being turned on it's head.putting the cost on the individual homeowner and not the criminal.[/p][/quote]When they're caught, not going to happen as police don't have time or the resources for such a meaningless grime. :-( Brighton Living

2:31pm Mon 16 Dec 13

JerryOnly says...

EXCUSE ME? And WHY exactly should they be punished? They're obviously just expressing themselves the only way they know because the system has failed them. Poor burglars. Hearts of gold I bet. And who called them evil dirty scum chav filth? They might be doctors and lawyers for all you know!

I for one feel they should be given more money to stay out of jail and it's the fault of the reckless evil taxpaying homeowners for not securing their houses properly. And if they hurt themselves smashing through those awkward doors I hope they get the compensation they deserve. Where there's blame, you know?

Hope they get a really big council house and lots of support, and not jail for ten years where they get loved tenderly by big hairy folks.
EXCUSE ME? And WHY exactly should they be punished? They're obviously just expressing themselves the only way they know because the system has failed them. Poor burglars. Hearts of gold I bet. And who called them evil dirty scum chav filth? They might be doctors and lawyers for all you know! I for one feel they should be given more money to stay out of jail and it's the fault of the reckless evil taxpaying homeowners for not securing their houses properly. And if they hurt themselves smashing through those awkward doors I hope they get the compensation they deserve. Where there's blame, you know? Hope they get a really big council house and lots of support, and not jail for ten years where they get loved tenderly by big hairy folks. JerryOnly

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