PC Liam Henderson is appealing to residents in the Gleneagles Grove area of Skegness to report any recent suspicious activity.
At around 5.30am on Bank Holiday Monday (May 25) police received a report that a man was seen entering a vehicle parked on a driveway in Gleneagles Grove and also entering a shed and garage.
The suspect walked off from the address when challenged but was later seen on North Parade then Castleton Boulevard.
Later in the day, further reports were received from another address on Gleneages Grove that a car had been entered and an iPod removed and that a burglary had occurred at an address in Park Avenue.
Witnesses describe seeing a white male, around 45 years old, 5ft 8 tall, medium build, with short dark hair. He had distinctive facial injuries - a scratch on his right cheek from nose to ear, a bruised eye, and a cut on his nose and left cheek. He was wearing a red hoody and blue jeans.
Residents of Gleneagles Grove or nearby streets who saw anything suspicious in the early hours of the morning of the May 25 are asked to contact PC Henderson, especially if they have noticed anything going missing from vehicles or outbuildings.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and later released on police bail while enquiries continue.
Anyone with information should contact PC Henderson on 101 and quoting incident number 63 of May 25 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.