TWO cockerels have been stolen from a Middleton garden.
The bird theft in Yapton Road was reported to officers from Sussex Police on April 9.
It is believed the animals were stolen between 6pm the previous day and 8am that morning.
In order to get to the cockerels, the thief broke the lock of their walk-in cage.
The birds have been described as brown with flecks of black and white, and they were both small Fazzel Polish Bantams.
A water feeder was also taken.
Residents living close by with birds should keep an eye out for anyone acting suspiciously in their area.
Anyone who saw anything or has any information on where the birds might be should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial number 0505 of April 9.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.