A man forced open a door at a hairdressers in Haywards Heath before being scared off by the sound of an alarm.
Police said the would-be burglar was spooked as he broke into the building in South Road just after midnight on Sunday (September 16).
Another person is also believed to have been involved and too fled after hearing the sound of the alarm. Neither made it into the premises.
Officers are looking to speak to the man in the above photo in connection with the incident.
Anyone with any information is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 74 of 16/09.