Burglary at block of flats

A GENERATOR and tools were taken in a burglary at a block of flats currently being renovated.

The incident took place between 5pm on Wednesday, September 5, and 6.50am on Thursday, September 6, at a property in The Colonnade, St Leonards.

The items were taken from a store.

The generator is a Stephill 3.4 KVA model number SC3400 with a Honda powered engine, and was bought only three weeks ago.

PCSO Sarah O’Hara, of Hastings neighbourhood policing team, said: “The generator is virtually brand new and weighs in the region of 41 kilograms, so this may have been problematic for the burglar to lift.

“Bear this in mind if you are looking to buy a generator as it may be the stolen one. If so call us.”

Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0231 of 6/9. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.