They said the majority of offences were committed during the first two weeks in August and included:
Saturday 13 May – charity box stolen from Applegreen Service Station.
Friday 21 July — collecting tin stolen from Bell Walk Cleaners.
Wednesday 2 August – charity box stolen from Carvills, Uckfield High Street
Thursday 3 August – collecting tin and other items, Tesco
Friday 4 August – collecting jar stolen from Majova café
Saturday 5 August – theft of sleeping bags and tents from Milletts
Monday 7 August – theft of collecting tin from The Soleman, Bell Walk
Wealden district police inspector Tony Wakefield said: “The local policing team is progressing matters and in fact has arrested three suspects within the past 24 hours.
“As of Wednesday morning (August 9) they are in custody and helping with enquiries. Because those believed to be involved are juveniles I am unable to give any further information at this stage.”