Witnesses are being sought after a person stole two bags of rubbish from a wheelie bin.
There are fears the thief may have taken the bags from the bin in Seaview Avenue , Peacehaven, in an attempt to commit identity fraud.
The incident took place on overnight between July 24 and 25.
PC Anna Batchelor said: "This is an isolated incident and although the motive for the theft is not clear, there is no evidence to suggest that they were stolen for identity theft purposes.
"We would still like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area that night. If you can help please contact us via 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 0451 of 20/7.”