Bognor police have reminded residents to secure their property after recent reports of burglaries and attempted burglaries.
Offences at homes took place in Aldwick and Pagham overnight on January 2 and 3.
Around the same time two business premises were also burgled and cash was stolen.
Homes in Bognor’s Pevensey and Marine wards have also suffered recent break-ins.
Most of these have occurred during the day and items such as laptops, alcohol and jewellery are being stolen.
In response to the incidents officers have issued further security advice.
All external doors should have three locking points. Mortice locks will add considerable strength to your door - you can buy them at your local DIY store.
Patio doors should have special locks fitted to the top and bottom - ask your DIY store for advice.
Keep garden sheds and garages locked and think about using a battery-operated alarm.
Don’t leave window and door keys in their locks.
Use timers for lights and radios if you will be out of the house overnight. They create the impression that someone is at home.
Mark your belongings with a property-marking product, make a note of serial numbers and take photos of valuables.
Businesses are being encouraged to remove any cash from the premises.
If anyone has any information relating to these incidents telephone Sussex Police on 101 quoting Op Peapod, or if you see any suspicious activity call 999.