Police investigating a spate of burglaries in Eastbourne are appealing for witnesses to come forward. 

Officers received a report of a man breaking into a house in Mill Gap Road at 4.15am on Wednesday, June 16. When challenged by the victim, the suspect ran from the property. A wallet containing bank cards was taken. 

A second property in Mill Gap Road was also broken into, but nothing was taken.

Further burglaries were reported at a garage and house in Prideaux Road, with a wallet and handbag also taken. A quantity of tools were also reported as stolen from a vehicle in Carew Road around 3am that day.

The suspect is described as white, male, thought to be aged in his 20s, of a medium build, wearing a dark blue baseball cap, dark mask, dark navy jacket, dark shorts, black socks and trainers and carrying a black rucksack.

Police believe the suspect spoke with a member of the public at a bus stop in Station Parade around 7am and police are keen to trace this person as they be able to assist with enquiries.  

Anyone with information or who witnessed what happened is urged to report online or call 101, quoting 177 of 16/06.