A SERIES of burglaries targeting elderly people saw cash stolen from their homes as they slept.

Police have linked four house burglaries which occurred in Aldwick and Bersted on Sunday, March 31 and April 1.

Houses in Grangewood Drive, Alborough Way and Grangefield Way in Aldwick and Van Gogh Place in Bersted were broken into while the victims were asleep.

Investigating officer PC Richard Emmett said: “All of the victims involved are elderly and the suspect(s) targeted the properties when they knew the occupants would be asleep.

“Money was taken from nearly all of the properties and the intrusion has, understandably, shaken the victims.

“A red mountain bike was recovered from one of the Aldwick burglaries however this did not belong to the victim.

“The bike had been stolen a few days before these burglaries took place and we believe this could have been the mode of transport of the suspect(s).

“Did you see anyone on a red mountain bike or someone acting suspiciously in this area around this time?”

Police are urging anyone with information on these burglaries to report it online or call 101 quoting 64 of 31/03.