BURGLARS broke into a garage and stole two bottles of alcohol.
The crooks made their way into the detached garage in Siskin Close, Bishop Cuthbert, Hartlepool, at some point during the night from Sunday into Monday.
They spotted the bottles of spirits and made off with them.
The homeowner realised they had gone in the morning and contacted police.
Today Detective Constable Chris Bryan appealed for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.
He said: “If there are any neighbours of passersby who saw anything suspicious in the area that night we’d urge them to come forward.”
Anyone who can help in the investigation should contact Det Con Bryan on (01642) 302136.