Efits released of suspects for spate of burglaries

Do you recognise any of these men, who are wanted for questioning over a series of burglaries across West Sussex?

Between 21 June and 8 July six homes in Southwater, Horsham and Crawley were broken into during the daytime.

Between 10am and 2.30pm on Friday 21 June entry was forced at the rear of a house in Cedar Drive, Southwater. £1000 cash and £3000 worth of jewellery were stolen.

Between 8am and 2.30pm on Thursday 4 July a house in Keats Close, Horsham, was entered via a rear door. Jewellery valued at £100 was stolen.

Between 8.45am and 1pm on the same day a house in Heath Way, Horsham, was entered by the smashing of glass in a rear door. Several thousand pounds of jewellery were stolen.

Between 10am and 1.45pm on the same day the front door of a house in Downland Drive, Southgate, Crawley, was forced. £1000 in cash and jewellery valued at approximately £2000 was taken.

Between 9.50am and 2.45pm on Monday 8 July entry was forced through a front window at a house in Mercury Close, Bewbush, Crawley. Bank documents and jewellery valued at £1000 were stolen.

Between 7.20am and 5.20pm on the same day entry was forced through a front window at a house in St Francis Walk, Bewbush. £150 in cash and an amount of jewellery was stolen.

Detective Constable Dave Wadley said: “Each of these homes was targeted at a similar time of day and in a similar way so we believe the same group of thieves are involved.

“We need people to come forward if they recognise any of the men in the efits or know anything that might help with the investigation, no matter how minor they might think it to be.

“If you see people acting suspiciously in your community dial 999. We would rather be called out to something that turns out to be innocent than not to be contacted about something that turns out to be serious.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Sherman or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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