Information is being sought after industrial paint was stolen from a building site in Halnaker.
The theft took place 5.45pm on Tuesday, April 17 and 7.05am on Wednesday, April 18.
A building site at Oakford Park just off the A285 was broken into.
Detective Constable Neil James of West Sussex CID said: “The tins of paint are not available to the public to buy in shops and will have plot numbers written on the lids.
“We would like to hear from anyone who may have been offered paint matching this description to buy or have bought it in good faith.
“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have information about who stole the paint or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 224 of 18/4 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.