Two Arrested for Attempted Van Break-in in Brighton

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The police have arrested two people in connection with an attempted vehicle break in on March 2nd. These arrests come during Brighton police’s crackdown on the city’s vehicle crime.

Police were called to Lilac Court, London Road, Patcham, at around 1.40am on Friday (March 2nd), when two men were seen trying to break into cars in the site’s parking area. The men had already left when police arrived, but after a search of the surrounding area officers arrested two men.

A 21-year-old and a 17-year-old boy, both from Brighton were arrested. The 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and possession of an offensive weapon; and the 17-year-old on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle, possession of a class A drug and going equipped for theft.

Both suspects have been released but remain under investigation.

Officers are are appealing for any information about this attempted vehicle theft. If you can help identify these two men who tried to get into a van parked in Brighton, report it to the police immediately.

The CCTV footage above shows the two men as they drive up to two parked vans in Reeves Hill at 9.15pm on Tuesday, February 27. They then make an attempt to enter the vans. Nothing was stolen but it was clear the men were acting suspiciously.

If you have any information relating to this incident please report it online.

PC Andrew Boucher said: “We continue to work hard across the city to catch those breaking into vehicles and are keen for any information about this attempted break-in which was caught on CCTV.

“We ask anyone who has been a victim to report it to us and anyone with information to come forward.”

You can read more police advice for van owners, on how to keep their vehicles safe and secure here.

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