Police seek teen after Hove burglaries

Police released CCTV in connection with burglaries in Hove (Photograph: Sussex Police)
Police released CCTV in connection with burglaries in Hove (Photograph: Sussex Police)

Police investigating a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Hove are looking to trace a youth captured on CCTV.

Elliott’s Estate Agents in Queens Parade, was broken into at about 5.30am on August 24, police said. An iPad Mini and a black leather briefcase were stolen, however the case was later found dumped nearby.

Officers added that a flat in Wayfield Avenue was also burgled with at about 6am on the same day and a Toshiba laptop and speakers were taken. There was also two attempted break-ins nearby at houses in Holmes Avenue at around 6.30am.

The suspect is described as white, aged about 15 or 16 and was wearing a dark blue hooded coat with a yellow emblem on it, black trousers, white trainers and carrying a rucksack on his back.

Another suspect who was captured on CCTV has been identified and given a voluntary interview, police said. The 18-year-old man has been released pending further enquiries.

Detective Constable James Botting said: “We are linking these burglaries and attempted burglaries which all happened in the same area at a similar time. We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the youth in the CCTV images or has any information about these incidents. Please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 210 of 24/08.