Burglars have tried to steal a cash machine from a BP garage in Upper Beeding in the early hours of this morning (Friday, 26).
Police were called just after 2.45am and headed to the scene in High Street.
Officers found signs of a break-in at the rear of the premises, and the intruders are thought to have fled moments before they arrived.
Police said for forensic reasons, it has not yet been possible to determine if any cash was stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police online here, or phone 101 quoting reference number 80 of 26/01.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.