POLICE are appealing for information after metal thieves targeted a food factory.
Raiders have stripped metal fixtures and fittings from Eden Farms, in Armstrong Road, on the North East Industrial Estate in Peterlee.
Police say as well as the theft, a “substantial” amount of damage was caused to the premises.
The incident happened at the wholesalers some time between Sunday, September 21 and the early hours of Saturday, September 27.
Peterlee Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen any unusual activity around the premises between those times.
Detective Constable Rachael Austin-Teasdale, from Peterlee Serious Crime Team, said: “If you have seen anyone removing property from Eden Farm, please contact us with any information that may help in identifying those responsible.”
Witnesses are urged to call police on (0191) 3752612, (0191) 3752622 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.