Burglars were caught stashing their haul in a hedge in Eriswell Road, Worthing hours after being seen fleeing from a Lancing house.
An elderly man in Annweir Avenue, Lancing, disturbed two men when he returned home at about 1.00 pm on Saturday (April 26th). He shouted at the men who ran from the back of the house. One of them may have been wearing a blue baseball cap.
Later in the day, at about 4.30pm, two women were in the Eriswell Road area of Worthing when they saw two men discard a carrier bag in a hedge. They opened the bag and found cash and jewellery stolen from the burglary in Lancing hours earlier.
DC Laura Sinden said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in either of the roads. The men are described as white, around 35-40 years old and scruffy. One was more tanned than the other and both wore hooded tops, one grey the other white.
“ If you have any information please contact police on 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”