Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary and an attempted burglary in The Grove, Crowborough.
Between 6.45pm and 9.15pm yesterday (Tuesday December 2) intruders entered one home in the road and snapped the handle off a door trying to get into a second one.
Nothing is believed to have been stolen before the burglars left.
Two people - one wearing a grey top and the other a black top - were seen in the back garden of a property in the road at about the same time but despite officers searching the area the suspects could not be found.
Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county.
Detective Constable Richie Davidson said: “We need to speak to anyone who was in The Grove or nearby on Tuesday evening and who saw or heard anything suspicious.
“In particular, if you saw two people in grey and black tops please contact us.”
Anyone with information should email email@example.com quoting serial 1462 of 02/12, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.