Mid Sussex Times - Tuesday 01 January 1929
THIEVES AT CUCKFIELD.
POLICE CONSTABLE’S TIMELY VISIT.
Shortly after five o'clock on the morning of December 24 a Haywards Heath police constable, the course of his round of nightly visits to unoccupied houses in the district, called at The Brown Cottage, Tyler’s Green, the residence of Dr. C. H. Badcock. He tried the back door and found it unlocked, and as he entered there was a commotion in a front room. Thieves had arrived just previously, but before the constable could reach the room from which the noise came they had made their escape through a front window, leaving three old overcoats behind. Nothing appeared to have been touched, but the affair illustrates the value of residents notifying the police when they intend to be away from home, for if Dr. Badcock had failed to do this the thieves would not have been disturbed.