Ap­peal as vi­tal iPad stolen from char­ity

West Sussex County Times - - News -

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the theft of an iPad from a char­ity shop in Hor­sham.

The tablet was stolen from Hor­sham Mat­ters shop in Red­kiln Close just be­fore 12 noon on Tues­day June 30.

The char­ity says that the iPad is vi­tal to its work.

A po­lice spokesman said: “Shortly be­fore­hand a man de­scribed as white, in his early 60s, 5ft 5ins, of medium build and wear­ing jeans, a grey shirt, grey jacket and glasses, was seen to pick up the iPad, which is part of the shop’s equip­ment, and re­place it a cou­ple of times. Any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent is asked to re­port on­line or call 101 quot­ing se­rial 640 of 30/06.”

In a post on so­cial me­dia, the char­ity said: “Those in­volved stole our char­ity iPad which helps with our on­line store ac­tiv­i­ties. The loss of this item has a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact upon our char­ity at a time that is al­ready dif­fi­cult for us.”

● Thieves have bro­ken into a string of garages in Billing­shurst. Po­lice say that ‘sev­eral’ garages were tar­geted in Arun Road overnight be­tween June 26-27. A push scooter was stolen from one garage but po­lice say they do not yet know what else was taken. In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, an at­tempted break-in was made to a flat in Craw­ley Road, Hor­sham, at around 11.30am on June 29.

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