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Appeal to identify Hassocks burglary suspect

News   •   Aug 02, 2019 10:00 BST

Do you recognise this man?

He was captured on a camera entering a house in The Street, Hassocks, at about 12.10pm on Friday (26 July) and leaving several minutes after. Police would like to talk to him as they believe he may have information about a burglary at the address.

Watch the footage below:

The householder left her home at about 11.40am and when she returned at 1.30pm she discovered her kitchen window wide open, the lounge and bedroom had been searched and a gold diamond ring had been stolen from her jewellery box.

The suspect is described as white, aged between 50 and 60, 6', with black or brown thinning hair and was wearing glasses, black trousers, a white buttoned shirt and pink rubber gloves.

Crime investigator Kim Martin said: "If you can help us identify the man captured in the footage please get in touch with us. The victim is shaken by the incident and the ring which was stolen is of sentimental value to her."

If you can help our investigation report online or ring 101 quoting serial 708 of 26/07.

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP55142/2019

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