A burglar who disturbed a sleeping householder in Pulborough escaped with two laptop computers.
The man was asleep in his home in Little Dippers around 12.30am on Wednesday July 17, when he was awoken by a torch being shone on him.
Detective Constable Andy Hobden said: “This was obviously a very disturbing incident for the victim.
“A police dog tracked a scent east along fields at the back of Little Dippers towards the White Hart public house but no-one was found.
“I’d like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area around that time, who may have recently been offered a secondhand laptop or who has any other information that may be of help.
“Please call us on 101 quoting serial 19 of 17/07 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”