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UPDATE: Three released under investigation in connection with distraction burglaries in Worthing

News   •   Feb 08, 2019 14:21 GMT

Police have released three people under investigation in connection with a series of distraction burglary in Worthing.

Officers received a call from a member of public to report three men acting suspiciously at a property in Clive Avenue, Goring around midday on Wednesday (January 6).

Police attended the address at 12.40pm and spoke to the owner of the property who stated two men had entered the address after saying they needed to check a water leak.

One man was described as white, 5’ 9”, around 35-years-old, with light coloured hair and wearing gloves.

The second suspect was described as a white man, of large build, around 40-years-old and with brown hair.

A third suspect was reported but a description was not given as he was waiting in a white van outside the property.

A 41-year-old man from Cambridgeshire, a 46-year-old man from Goring and a 19-year-old man from Goring were all arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary dwelling and theft and a further two counts of burglary dwelling with intent to steal.

The three have been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in these areas from people matching the suspects’ descriptions are asked to report online or call 101 quoting 546 of 06/02. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Author: Hannah Butt
REF: SXP54172/2019