POLICE are investigating after a medical bag was stolen from a car in Hartlepool.
The bag was stolen from a silver Nissan Micra car parked in Clifton Avenue, in Hartlepool.
It contained six blank prescriptions.
A stethoscope was also stolen.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police asked anyone with any information to come forward, and also urged pharmacies in the area to be vigilant for any handwritten scripts.
She said: “The bag was stolen from a silver Nissan Micra and it took place between 10.30pm on Saturday, February 21, and 5am on Sunday, February 22, in Clifton Avenue.
“The prescriptions were detailed with the address of a health centre in Sunderland.
“A Littman’s brass effect stethoscope was also stolen.” Witnesses should ring Pc Holly Angus on 101.
Or telephone Crimestoppers on (0800) 555111.