Thousands of pounds worth of items stolen in West Sussex burglaries

Thousands of pounds worth of items have been stolen in two burglaries in West Sussex, according to police.

Officers said intruders stole high-value bicycles and power tools from properties in Sharpthorne, near East Grinstead.

Between August 5 – 7, more than £2,000 worth of items including electric drills, caravan batteries and a pressure watcher were taken after a garage in the Bluebell Lane area was broken into.

At another property nearby, a mountain bike, carbon fibre handlebars and hydraulic brakes worth more than £4,000, among other items, were stolen from a garden shed.

Police said two men were also seen in the area acting suspiciously and trying doors on parked cars around the time of the burglaries.

Anyone who may have further information, or anyone who has been offered similar items in suspicious circumstances, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 817 of 04/08 (bikes) or 0358 of 08/08 (tools).