Dozens of electrical items seized from suspected burglars


Stolen property, taken from villages including Plaistow, has been recovered by police who want to reunite it with its owners.

Officers have recovered 67 items of property that they believe is stolen after carrying out raids on homes in London and Littlehampton.

Residents who have been targeted by thieves are now being asked to visit to see if they can identify any of the stolen items as belonging to them.

A photo album has also been created on the Chichester Police Facebook page.

Among the items to be claimed are chainsaws, lawnmowers, generators, electrical tools, iPods, sat navs and car radios.

It is suspected that the property was stolen mainly from the Petworth, Lurgashall, Northchapel and Plaistow areas during a series of burglaries in August and September.

Sergeant Chris White: “We have searched our database of reported thefts and contacted as many people as we can but we have still have lots of items to give back.

“We are keen to reunite people with all of their property and are asking for the local community to look at the images and make contact if they think they could be theirs.”

A 38-year-old man from Littlehampton and a 22-year-old man from London have been arrested and questioned on suspicion of burglary. The 38-year-old has been released on bail until 24 November and the 22-year-old has been released on bail until 4 November.

Police say that if you believe any of the items are yours, email or call 101 to make an appointment to look at the recovered property.

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