A man has been arrested following reports that two car thieves were shining torch lights into parked cars.

Sussex Police officers received a call at about 3.30am on Tuesday from a member of the public who said two men were shining torch lights into vehicles and trying door handles in Lanyards, Littlehampton.

A 21-year-old Littlehampton man was arrested nearby in Worthing Road for going equipped and theft from a vehicle after a wallet was stolen from an insecure vehicle in Peregrine Road.

The man has been questioned and released on bail until September 29.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 01402 of 02/09.