Burglars target lawn mowers in identical Storrington thefts

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Two lawn mowers have been targeted in similar break-ins to garden sheds in Storrington in recent weeks.

A red motor mower was stolen when a garden shed in Chantry Lane was broken into.

The offence occurred at some time overnight between 11pm on Friday March 7 and 10am on Saturday March 8.

It is believed offenders gained entry through the door as the padlock have been unlocked.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting serial 0696 of 08/03/14.

About a week later, a lawn mower worth £699 was stolen from a garden shed in Fryern Road, Storrington.

The break-in again occurred overnight, between 5pm on Thursday March 13 and 8.30am on Friday March 14.

The lawn mower is described as an Ariens Arilm21s, petrol 4 stroke 21 inch.

Offenders were able to break the lock to gain entry to the shed.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting serial 0276 of 14/03/14.

Alternatively you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For information on crime prevention visit www.sussex.police.uk