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Rottingdean burglary victims tidy away crimescene
2:18pm Monday 17th September 2012 in News
Victims of a burglary unwittingly thwarted a police investigation by tidying up the crime scene.
The householders in Chailey Avenue, Rottingdean, had heard an intruder in their home between 10.30pm and 11pm on Monday night.
They found someone had been in the house and jewellery was missing. They tidied up and waited until the following morning to call police.
Sergeant Chris Lane, of Sussex Police , said there was no evidence left for scenes of crime officers to gather.
He said: “We would urge people, if they disturb someone committing a burglary, to call us. We will do whatever we can to get there.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101.
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