A burglar broke into a home in Crawley while the occupant was in the bathroom.
The incident took place in Copeland House, Rathlin Road, Broadfield, at around 10pm on Monday (April 21).
A spokesman for Sussex Police said the intruder entered via the patio doors and stole a handbag.
Later that night, burglars stole a mobile phone, wallet and handbag from a house in Tintern Road, Gossops Green.
The spokesman said the theft took place between 7pm and 5.45am.
Anyone with information was asked to call 101 and quote 1443 21/4 for the first incident and 0175 22/4 for the second.