Thieves have pinched electronic equipment and a suitcase from a family home.

The burglary took place at a home in North Street, Winchelsea, Rye, between 6pm and midnight on Thursday.

The family returned home to find the patio door locks broken and a small window open.

A suitcase had been stolen along with a Sony CR215 Vaio Laptop, a HP Series 5 laptop, a Samsung hard-drive and a Microsoft tablet.

Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county.

Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email quoting serial 21 of 16/5. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.