MORE than 50 birds have been stolen from a garden aviary in Lancing.
The birds were taken at some time between 9.30pm on Sunday and 10am on Monday (May 13), by someone who climbed a garden fence, trampled down plants and forced shed doors to gain access.
A total of 30 budgerigars and more than 20 finches are thought to have been removed in a cage that was also stolen from the property in Sompting Road.
Anyone with information about the theft or suspicions about birds being offered for sale is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 368 of 13/05.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.