Local police are asking for witnesses after a burglary in West Chiltington. After the burglary, the suspected offender is said to have attempted to steal a car from the drive. The incident occurred on June 8 at around ten minutes past ten in the morning. According to the police, the burglary was at a property located on Church Street. This was the same day as the general election.
The burglar in question is said to have entered through a door that had been left unlocked before walking out with a purse and the car keys. The offender then tried to make away with the vehicle but was interrupted by the owner of the house and he took off, heading north, according to the statement from the Sussex Police. A man from Bognor Regis has already been arrested and released with regard to the incident.
The offender was described as a white male aged between 45 and 50 with short dark hair. He was of average build and was wearing a blue top. He had a dark, ‘duffel type’ bag with him and it had straps of a cream colour. West Sussex Community Investigation Team’s Tom Carpenter stated that they believed the suspect was moving around using the rail network and he’d then walk long distances to the houses he intended to steal from. He added that anyone who had information that was relevant to the case or anyone who’d seen a man matching the stated description should come forward. He also added that he was especially keen to hear from people who were driving between West Chiltington and Pulborough between 5 and 10 in the evening especially those whose cars’ dash cams were running during the journey.