THIEVES are targeting homes and garages in Rye in the run-up to Christmas.
Police have reported a number of incidents in the Tilling Green and Udimore Road area.
Fishing equipment worth hundreds of pounds was stolen when a garage was broken into at Udimore Road between 7pm on November 30 and 5pm on December 2.
Taken were Thirteen fishing rods including a 14 ½ metre Connoisseur fishing pole, four fishing reels and a tackle box.
A van was broken into at nearby Cadborough Cliff, overnight on December 2 and a Ruby tile cutter and set of Makita drills were stolen.
A property at Udimore Road had its green wheelie bin stolen between 7pm and 10pm on December 3.
The back door of a house at Cooper Road was forced open between 6:30am and 9:10pm on November 29 but nothing was stolen.
The hasp was cut off a garage at Ferring Close, in Rye, overnight on December 2 but nothing was stolen.
A red Peugeot 206 parked at Tillingham Avenue has one of its number plates stolen between 3pm on December 2 and 11am on the 3rd.
Elsewhere in the town there was an attempted break-in at the Queens Head in Landgate overnight on December 1. No entry was gained but a leaded window was damaged. A dark brown leather purse was stolen from the pub on November 30.
A car parked at Winchelsea Beach had its windscreen smashed on December 4.
If you believe you heard or saw anything related to these incidents call Sussex Police on 101 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.