Sussex Police have warned that a gang of burglars are operating in the area posing as Duster Salesmen, and households and businesses need to be vigilant.
There has been a spate of burglaries in the Brighton area over the last few days and Sussex Police believe there is a gang from Nottingham operating in the city posing as Duster Salesmen.
The Brighton and Hove Hotels Association represents over 80 hotels and guest houses locally, and President Roger Marlowe has asked members to be on the lookout for any guests or salesmen that may fit the bill.
Any suspicious sightings should be reported to the Brighton Intelligence Unit by telephone on 0845 60 70 999.
Top tips to avoid being a victim of burglary can be found on www.sussex.police.uk and click on Crime Reduction on this site for information to help reduce business crime.
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