Police are appealing for help to locate Christopher Grinham, 37, who absconded from Ford Open Prison near Arundel on 24 September.
He is described as white, with light brown hair, blue eyes, of slim build and around 5′ 5”.
He was sighted in the Oxted area of Surrey on 14 October but he also has links to the Croydon area.
Grinham was sentenced to four years and six months on 17 June 2016 for burglary.
Anyone who may have information relating to his whereabouts is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101, or online quoting reference 47170138067.
Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).