Burglar’s haul found in Hove flat

Posted On 15 Aug 2013 at 9:37 am

A suspected burglar’s haul has been found in a flat in Hove.

Sussex Police said that detectives were trying to find out who the owners were.

The force said: “Police are seeking the owners of items found in a Hove flat and believe they may be proceeds of burglaries across Sussex and neighbouring counties including Surrey and Kent over the past year.

“The items comprise a number of Royal Doulton figurines, porcelain figurines, trinket boxes, a nutcracker, a revolving music box, items of jewellery and watches and a number of ornate clocks.

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“They were found when detectives from the Sussex Police Serious Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) carried out a search warrant at the flat in Sackville Road, Hove, on Monday 15 July.”

Detective Constable Dan McCarthy said: “We think the items may have been proceeds of burglaries in the past year.

“You can view them at http://property.sussex-police.co.uk/view/recovereditems and if you think you recognise them please give us a call on 101.”

A 78-year-old man from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of dishonest handling and is on police bail until Tuesday 27 August while inquiries continue.

Another man appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 18 July and pleaded guilty to a burglary at Alexis Antiques, in East Street, Petworth.

He broke in to the antiques shop in the early hours of Thursday 11 July when a number of items were stolen.

Two mirrors were among the items stolen and they were later recovered at an address in Prince’s Road, Brighton, on Tuesday 16 July.

Ron Holdway, 48, unemployed, of Manor Way, Brighton, was remanded in custody for sentencing at Lewes Crown Court on a date yet to be set.


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