A 22 year old local man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary following the incident in Bexhill when a pensioner woke up to find an intruder in her room.
Jane Howden, 68, of Eversley Road, discovered a man going through her belongings and has since said she was “petrified” by what happened and had thought she was going to die.
Sussex Police investigating the incident on Sunday July 20 detained the suspect on Tuesday and he was placed in custody for interview about the offence.
Detectives have again asked that anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting Operation Fathom. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.