POLICE believe a would-be thief removed a door handle to try to get into a Pagham home.
Sometime over the last three weeks, an attempt has been made to break into a home in West Front Road.
Police said the door handle was removed exposing the lock but no entry has been gained.
Anyone who has noticed any suspicious activity in the area lately should telephone Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial number 0755 of September 7.
A child’s mountain bike has also been reported stolen from outside an address in Church Way.
The theft was reported to officers on September 7 and it is believed the suspect struck between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
Anyone with any information on the missing bike should again call 101.