BURGLARS ruined Christmas for one Yapton family after breaking into their home and stealing presents.
Thieves broke into a house in Main Road, on December 21, Sussex Police revealed on Christmas Eve.
The suspects are believed to have entered the property through the back door at sometime between 2am and 4am.
Intruders stole a number of electrical items, as well as Christmas presents which had been left out in the house in preparation for the festive celebration.
The thieves also managed to steal a car which had been parked in the rear yard of the home.
It was a black Honda CV, police said.
Detectives are now appealing for help in tracing those responsible for the Christmas crime.
Anyone with any information about the incident is being urged to contact Sussex Police by calling 101 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by dialling 0800 555 111.