Police have charged two men and recovered a quantity of stolen jewellery and antiques following three burglaries in Sussex.
A grey VW Polo was stopped by officers in Kent on Tuesday 19 September and valuable items including watches and clocks were found inside the vehicle.
The items were linked to a number of burglaries being investigated by Sussex Police, including two at properties that were targeted on the same day.
Police had received a report of a break-in at an address in Stoughton around 12.15pm on Monday 18 September. Designer jewellery and a car key were stolen from the property.
Officers were then alerted to an alarm sounding at a property in nearby Bosham around 2.50pm that day. The address had been broken into and jewellery and silver items were taken.
Two days later, on Wednesday 20 September, two antique clocks and a Rolex watch were reported stolen from a property in Hooe. It’s thought the burglary took place the day before.
Lee Ash and Reginald Hill were both arrested on Tuesday 19 September and taken to a police station in Sussex. They have since been charged with three counts of burglary following the investigation led by the local community investigation team, criminal investigation department, and neighbourhood policing team.
Ash, 40, of Sydenham Hill, London, and Hill, 45, of Grove Park, London, have both been remanded in custody to appear before court on Friday 20 October.