Police are urging residents in coastal towns to be vigilant after two recent burglaries in Seaford because the criminals often move on to target other areas.
Between 6.45pm on Monday February 3 and 11am the following day a house in Beacon Road was broken into after an intruder forced a back door open.
An untidy search was carried out and a wooden jewellery box and jewellery were stolen.
The jewellery box is covered in grey vinyl and is 18ins by 12ins by 9ins.
Around the same time in another part of Seaford, a home in Meads Road was entered between 6.30am on Monday February 3 and 12.20pm on the following day.
A kitchen door at the side of the property was forced.
An untidy search was carried out and some jewellery stolen.
Sergeant Stuart Mullins said: “Despite the distance between the properties we are not ruling out a possible link between these burglaries.
“In both cases entry was gained by forcing inwards a lower UPVC panel in a rear or side door.
“While we urge all residents to always be security conscious, at this time I would suggest that those with similar doors perhaps review their security arrangements.
“Not all such doors are vulnerable and an intruder could try and break in any one of a number of ways.
“However this seems to be a favoured method of entry for whoever is behind these two offences.”
Call Sussex Police on 101 or email email@example.com quoting serials 0460 or 0535 of 4/2 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.