THIEVES have burgled a popular town restaurant making off with booze and a safe containing cash.
The crooks broke into Quattro Mori, in Church Street, Hartlepool, by breaking a window.
Once inside the raiders stole a safe containing cash and a number of bottles of alcohol.
The incident happened some time overnight on Monday into Tuesday.
Staff at the restaurant reported the incident to police when they discovered the crime on Tuesday.
Police officers and scenes of crime experts went to the scene of the raid and carried out investigations.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “The break-in happened at the premises overnight at the Qutro Mori restaurant.”
She told the Mail that a 40–year–old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and was held in custody at Hartlepool Police Station for questioning.