POLICE are investigating a “two-in-one” burglary which ended in a car being stolen and dumped.
Sedgefield Neighbourhood Policing Team are appealing for information after a house was broken into in Hopper Terrace, in Trimdon Station.
Police say access was forced through a back window and an Asus laptop and car keys were stolen.
The male occupant’s blue Suburu Impreza was later found dumped on a footpath on Horse Close Lane in Trimdon Colliery.
The incident happened between 6.45pm and 8.30pm on Thursday.
Sergeant Alex Clarke said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to this incident. We have done house-to-house inquiries and want to know if anyone has seen anthing suspicious around that time.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Sedgefield Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.