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Burglars targeted in police crackdown

A POLICE crackdown on burglaries across the Herald and Gazette patch has seen a number of suspects charged.

Sussex Police’s Operation Magpie, conducted over the past two weeks has seen half a dozen people charged with various offences relating to burglaries across Worthing, Adur and Littlehampton.

Detective inspector Dave Wardley-Wilkins said: “A number of people have been charged with burglary just days after homes were broken into which shows the effort and resources that we are putting into catching and convicting those who try to make residents’ lives a misery.”

Anyone with information about burglaries is asked to call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

For crime prevention advice visit www.sussex.police.uk.

If you see or hear a burglary taking place call 999 immediately.

Those charged include:

- Matthew Johnson, 22, of Hillside Avenue, Worthing, was charged with the burglary of a home in Findon Road, Worthing, on July 6, during which a Volkswagen Golf was stolen and the burglary of a home in Southwick Square, Southwick, on June 5

Johnson was also charged with drink-driving, driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and aggravated vehicle taking.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Chichester Crown Court on August 1.

- Graham Keeley, 33, and Wayne Marshall, 34, were charged with the burglary of a home in Marine Parade, Worthing, on July 7. Keeley, of no fixed address, and Marshall, of Bedford Row, Worthing, were ordered to appear at Chichester Crown Court on August 1.

- Christopher Kerse, 26, was charged with the burglary of a home in Arundel Road, Littlehampton, on July 13. Kerse, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody to appear at Chichester Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

- Lisa Davitt, 39, is accused of the burglary of a home in West Street, Worthing, on July 11. Davitt, of no fixed address, was ordered to appear at Chichester Crown Court on August 1.

- Mark Coop, 26, of Whitebeam Road, Worthing, was remanded in custody to appear at Chichester Crown Court on August 1 over the burglary of a home in Magnolia Close, Worthing, on July 8.

 
 
 

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