01-23-2013, 10:59 AM #1
UK - East Sussex plagued by spate of 'Henry' hoover thefts: vacuum "borrowings"
Spate of Henry vacuum thefts (Worthing Herald)
Police are warning business owners to be aware of vacuum cleaner thieves following incidents in Worthing, Southwick and Brighton and Hove.
Officers have received several reports of vacuum cleaners being borrowed from businesses and not being returned.
At around 11.30am on Monday, January 14, a man went into Metro Bet in Montague Street, Worthing, saying he worked at a nearby shop and asked if he could borrow their vacuum cleaner.
He did not return it.
On Sunday, December 15, a man went into Taxi Link in Albion Street, Southwick, and requested to use their vacuum cleaner. Again this was not returned.
Reports have also been received of similar incidents at the King and Queen pub in Brighton on December 10, To Be Worn Again, in Kensington Gardens, on December 21, The Battle of Trafalgar pub in Trafalgar Road, Portslade, on December 29, and Brighton Electric Recording Co, in Coombe Terrace on January 12.
All the reports relate to Henry vacuum cleaners.
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