Burglars force their way into property but say "wrong house"

Burglars force their way into property but say

Burglars force their way into property but say "wrong house"

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Two ski mask wearing burglars forced their way into a property but left without taking anything and saying "wrong house". 

At around 11pm yesterday two suspects knocked on the door of a house in Mile Oak Road, Southwick.

One of the occupants, a 20-year-old man, answered the door and two men wearing ski masks pushed their way in and demanded money.

On hearing voices, the owner of the property came downstairs, and the two suspects said "wrong house" and left in the direction of Old Shoreham Road.

Detective Constable Mandy Dunk said: "Although the suspects didn't take anything or threaten anyone, this was a very traumatic experience for the family involved.

"Both suspects are described as wearing dark clothing with dark ski masks and gloves. One was of a large build, around 5' 11" and the other was skinny and around 5' 7".

"We are appealing to anyone who has information about this incident or witnessed these two men leaving the area to please get in touch.

"You can contact us on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1737 of 29/5. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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12:55pm Fri 30 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

How awful to be told by burglars that you have nothing worth nicking.
How awful to be told by burglars that you have nothing worth nicking. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 6

1:04pm Fri 30 May 14

Goldenwight says...

Well, if the Police are genuinely interested in doing anything, they could start by looking for the house these two were trying to burgle. Since they probably knew the occupants that should give them some ideas.

And then they could start looking for two toe-rags who have been so badly let down by our schooling system that they can't even read house numbers- that should cut the numbers of suspects down to about 10 million...
Well, if the Police are genuinely interested in doing anything, they could start by looking for the house these two were trying to burgle. Since they probably knew the occupants that should give them some ideas. And then they could start looking for two toe-rags who have been so badly let down by our schooling system that they can't even read house numbers- that should cut the numbers of suspects down to about 10 million... Goldenwight
  • Score: 6

1:05pm Fri 30 May 14

firemanste says...

i think maybe they thought it was a drug dealers house and were going to tax them.maybe police should have a look at who lives near by and find drug dealers living in the street.must of been scary for the innocent people in the house at the time
i think maybe they thought it was a drug dealers house and were going to tax them.maybe police should have a look at who lives near by and find drug dealers living in the street.must of been scary for the innocent people in the house at the time firemanste
  • Score: 9

3:36pm Fri 30 May 14

Mr chock says...

sounds comical ... seems shocking and then also its a bit of a hard case for the police to crack the two guys came well prepared "ski masks and gloves " there will be very little for the police to go on some comments on this being a raid on a drug dealers house seem bizarre firstly just 2 people and secondly the time of day 11 pm i suspect the police are going to give an update soon with more details
sounds comical ... seems shocking and then also its a bit of a hard case for the police to crack the two guys came well prepared "ski masks and gloves " there will be very little for the police to go on some comments on this being a raid on a drug dealers house seem bizarre firstly just 2 people and secondly the time of day 11 pm i suspect the police are going to give an update soon with more details Mr chock
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Fri 30 May 14

NickBrt says...

Anyone can make a mistake.
Anyone can make a mistake. NickBrt
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Fri 30 May 14

firemanste says...

Goldenwight wrote:
Well, if the Police are genuinely interested in doing anything, they could start by looking for the house these two were trying to burgle. Since they probably knew the occupants that should give them some ideas.

And then they could start looking for two toe-rags who have been so badly let down by our schooling system that they can't even read house numbers- that should cut the numbers of suspects down to about 10 million...
when people barge in when you open the door its robbery and not burglary. fingers crossed that they get caught as this could of happened to anyone of us.prison sentences that will not be long enough once they have faked sorrow and the judge thinking its real
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Well, if the Police are genuinely interested in doing anything, they could start by looking for the house these two were trying to burgle. Since they probably knew the occupants that should give them some ideas. And then they could start looking for two toe-rags who have been so badly let down by our schooling system that they can't even read house numbers- that should cut the numbers of suspects down to about 10 million...[/p][/quote]when people barge in when you open the door its robbery and not burglary. fingers crossed that they get caught as this could of happened to anyone of us.prison sentences that will not be long enough once they have faked sorrow and the judge thinking its real firemanste
  • Score: 1

12:29am Sat 31 May 14

Levent says...

Good luck getting the plod to do anything about this.

My brother had thousands fraudently taken from his bank account in car insurance scams where someone used his card details to supply car insurance policies.
Despite the fact the policies would have been sent to an address, Brighton police said they will not act, as he wil eventually retrieve the money back from the bank when he reports it. 4 months and many fraudelent transactions later he FINALLY only managed to stop the fraud by PAYING the bank to stop it. So the crime here won't interest pc plod, not unless one of the masked intruders slips and hurts himself and THEN pc plod will turn up to arrest YOU for not providing a safe place to be robbed! Nope..NOT joking!
Good luck getting the plod to do anything about this. My brother had thousands fraudently taken from his bank account in car insurance scams where someone used his card details to supply car insurance policies. Despite the fact the policies would have been sent to an address, Brighton police said they will not act, as he wil eventually retrieve the money back from the bank when he reports it. 4 months and many fraudelent transactions later he FINALLY only managed to stop the fraud by PAYING the bank to stop it. So the crime here won't interest pc plod, not unless one of the masked intruders slips and hurts himself and THEN pc plod will turn up to arrest YOU for not providing a safe place to be robbed! Nope..NOT joking! Levent
  • Score: 2

11:11pm Sat 31 May 14

Southwick1310 says...

I live on this road and no police have been round knocking doors to find out if we heard anything , I really feel for the family
I live on this road and no police have been round knocking doors to find out if we heard anything , I really feel for the family Southwick1310
  • Score: 0

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