Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses following a number of car break-ins in Yapton, Arun.
Police received a report from a member of the public regarding suspicious behaviour in Church Lane, Yapton on Sunday evening (January 6).
Officers and a dog unit attended the location and conducted an area search and arrested four men in connection with the incident.
A 20-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.
A 19-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
A 21-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference and possession of a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.
A 20-year-old man from Havant was arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference, going equipped for theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a class B drug
All four were released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Constable Ben Nield said: “We are appealing to anyone who noticed any suspicious behaviour in this area to get in contact with us immediately.
“We would like to speak to anyone who has fallen victim to this crime or has noticed anything missing from their cars.
“Please remain vigilant and remember to not leave anything valuable in your car, park in a well-lit area and ensure all windows and doors are locked.”