Both cars; a Toyota Prius and a Honda Jazz, were parked in the communal car park belonging to the Cranbrook apartment block in Pembury Road, on the night of Wednesday, November 2.

When the owners then went out to their vehicles on the morning of Thursday, November 3, their catalytic converters had been stolen.

Eastbourne Police: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have heard of or seen anything suspicious at the time of the incidents.

Any relevant information or footage can be reported to us online, or via calling 101, quoting Operation Rhodium.”

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