Distinctive ukulele stolen from parked car in West Worthing
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A unique concert ukulele has been stolen by a thief who broke into a dark grey Volkswagen Golf car parked in Pevensey Road, West Worthing.
The wooden, stringed instrument bears a distinctive engraving, "Mrs Squeers 2017" - a reference to the wife of the cruel schoolmaster Wackford Squeers in Charles Dickens' famous novel, Nicholas Nickleby.
Sergeant Peter Allan, of the local prevention team, said: "The theft occurred between 11.30pm on Saturday 30 November and 12.15pm on Sunday 1 December.
"In addition to asking for anyone who may have seen any suspicious people or activity in Pevensey Road between the relevant times to come forward, I'd also ask for anyone offered this instrument with its unusual marking to contact police without delay."
This can be done online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 583 of 01/12. Alternatively, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.