Two men have been arrested after laptops, iPads and iPhones were stolen in a break-in at a Caffyns Audi dealership.
Sussex Police reported that the two men, aged 48 and 58, had been arrested following the raid on the AM100 car retail group’s showroom in Edward Street, Eastbourne, at around 5.20am on Tuesday, April 19.
It said that officers tracked and stopped the younger man near Gatwick after scrutiny of the dealership’s CCTV quickly resulted in the identification of a vehicle of interest.
Enquiries also led to the arrest of the 58-year-old, who was also arrested on suspicion of burglary.
His arrest led to the recovery of some of the stolen items.
Both men were interviewed and have been released on condition bail.
Insp Rachel Barrow said: "Business crime is not a victimless crime. Theft and burglary offences can have a serious financial impact on a business and subsequently, the people who work there too.
"Thanks to a swift response and early intervention from our Neighbourhood Enforcement Team, we were able to identify and arrest two suspects and recover some of the stolen property.
"Some of the items are still missing and we are appealing for anyone with information that could assist our investigation to please get in touch."
Witnesses of the burglary are asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 279 of 19/04.