Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a property at Melbourne Road in Chichester.
The intruder stole items from a handbag including cash, bank and travel cards between midnight on June 8 and 8am on June 9.
Detective constable Della Squires said: “We would remind people about the importance of securing ground floor windows over night and stowing any small portable items of value including handbags, wallets and car keys out of sight.”
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0290 of 09/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.