Four swiftly arrested following burglary in Hellingly
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Four men were swiftly arrested by police following a burglary at a property in Hellingly.
Officers were alerted to the break-in at an address in Trefoil Road at 8pm on 8 August and within just a few minutes they had detained the suspects nearby.
There was noticeable damage to the property, but nothing was taken.
Two 18-year-old men both from Croydon were arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal and one of them was also detained for being in possession of cannabis.
A 21-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal and a man aged 28 of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft. All four were bailed until 9 November pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Barry Chandler said: “Officers quickly responded to this burglary, which meant we were able to arrest four suspects within minutes of the first call coming in.
“Burglary is something we take incredibly seriously. It has both a financial and emotional impact on its victims, as it is an invasion of their homes and the place they should feel most safe.
“We are committed to attending all reports of residential burglaries, providing support to victims and identifying those responsible for criminality.
“If you see anything suspicious or have any concerns, always report it to us online, via 101, or by dialling 999 in an emergency.”