Police are appealing for information to a series of burglaries in Hastings.
Since the beginning of April officers have received seven reports of break-ins and attempted break-ins to sheds and garages concentrated in the Conquest ward area of the town.
The areas where the breaks happened are Ghyllside Avenue, Hillside Road, Old Roar Road and Sedlescombe Road North. The items stolen have included tools and bicycles.
PCSO Jill Croft, from Hastings neighbourhood policing team, said: “Crime prevention is key to deterring those who have a mind to break into someone else’s property.
“Security doesn’t need to be a huge expense. A security light together with a good quality padlock may help to prevent your property from being targeted by thieves.
“Your neighbourhood police team are working hard to find the culprits. Equally if you see someone behaving suspiciously in the area where you live, call us. Your call may stop a crime from taking place.”
Anyone with information should email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Gladstone, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.