A BURGLAR with a sweet tooth broke into a house using a garden fork and stole mobile phones and a computer console. The break-in happened in Orchard Avenue, Tarring, between 8.30am and 3.30pm on Thursday, May 14. The burglar used a garden fork to open a window at the back of the house before climbing inside. Before the burglar stole two mobile phones and a PlayStation, police say he tried to open a sweet tin!
Anyone with information about this crime can contact police on 0845 6070 999, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
(Reproduced from Midhurst and Petworth Observer, May 20th)
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