Gun stolen in bungalow burglary

Police. Picture by Jon Rigby
Police. Picture by Jon Rigby

A foot-long airgun, jewellery and hundreds of pounds in cash were among the items stolen during a burglary at a Bexhill bungalow.

Thieves broke in to the property in Cooden Sea Road and escaped with a number of items including a heavy duty silver box containing old stamps, 30 watches, 30 pairs of earrings, a bag of coins amounting to £520 and the foot-long airgun.

The break-in happened between 9am and midday on Friday April 10, but Sussex Police has only just released details of the incident.

Detective Constable Mark Waughman said: “Please get in contact is you have any information which could help with this investigation.

“We are encouraging residents to register their property for free on the world’s largest property database to make it easier for items to be traced back to their owners if they are stolen.”

Sussex Police has launched Operation Magpie to target burglary across Sussex. Any witness or anyone with information is asked to email or call 101 quoting serial 510 of 10/04.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.