At around 7pm on Tuesday 5th December police were informed that a house in Sheiling Road in Crowborough had been broken into and an untidy search made. Stolen items included jewellery and watches.
Two days later, on Thursday 7th December, between 7.10pm and 8.20pm a property in Goldsmiths Avenue was similarly burgled. In both cases entry was via a window.
David Rose said:
We left out house on Goldsmiths Avenue at about 7pm. We were out for just an hour and our house has been turned upside down.
We have a burglar alarm and they accessed the house via an upstairs window which was smashed and jemmied open, presumably to avoid detection of the sensors downstairs. Every drawer and cupboard was turned out and they left via the back door. Cash and jewellery were taken.
When we left the house we did see two young men in dark clothes walking down the road, both white, one in a hoody. Whilst obviously not a crime and they may not be involved, they may have seen something.
We now know that there were at least three people involved.
Any help will be appreciated and hopefully this will make the community extra vigilant.
Some of the jewellery taken was sentimental and passed down from generations. One item, albeit not today’s fashion, was a gold sovereign ring. Other items included a gold chain, gold bangle, two Storm watches (one brown with a leather strap and one black metal with a link strap) and some other items such as cufflinks.
I think what’s most upsetting is the invasion of privacy and would hate for anyone else to have to go through it.
Police have not discounted the possibility that the break-ins were linked. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police online. Alternatively phone 101, quoting serial 1156 of 05/12 (Sheiling Road) or 1335 of 07/12 (Goldsmiths Avenue).