The Blackboys home was broken into overnight on Tuesday, May 15. A quad bike was taken but later found away from the property along with tools (ref: 0302 16/05).
A shed was broken into in Nutley between 1pm and 2.45pm yesterday, Thursday, May 17. Police say several items were taken and the shed was damaged (ref: 1100 17/05).
The police reports were included in a weekly Wealden update distributed via email to interested residents. If you would like to sign up to Neighbourhood Alerts you can do so via In the know Surrey and Sussex.
The email also reminded road users to ‘think bike’ after two cyclists were killed in Eastbourne and Chichester earlier this month.
A warning asks people to watch out for bogus callers after an elderly woman at Pevensey was targeted by three men saying they were from the ‘River Board’ and needed to check her tap water for possible contamination.
They were in the house for several minutes, attempting to distract her with various requests to fill up receptacles as they were about to turn the water supply, but she became suspicious of them and they eventually left, empty-handed.
Investigator Bernadette Peters says: “Don’t let cold callers of any kind into your home. Keep them out and tell us if you think they may be planning to steal. Ring 101 or 999.”
A description is given of the men, and is copied below. If you recognise them you are asked to contact the police online.
“All the suspects are described as white. One was in his late twenties, wearing slim fitting black trousers, a black v-neck jumper, a black peaked baseball style cap, a mauve lanyard and grey gardening style gloves with blue zig-zag style pattern down to the fingers.
“The second man was in his 40’s, 6′ with thick dark brown hair, clean shaven, wearing a dark suit with a thick black outer jacket and thick trousers which looked out of place as it was such a warm day.
“The third man was aged about 18, of stocky build with thick dark brown hair similar to the second man and possibly related.”