A supermarket has been hi by a third burglary in just 10 days.
In the latest incident, two balaclava-clad men forced entry to the main door of the stricken Co-op store in County Durham and stole bottles of spirits.
The burglary at the shop in Front Street, Sedgefield, is believed to have happened at around 1.15am in the early hours of this morning.
The previous incidents happened at around 11.45pm on Tuesday, August 29, and 2am on Saturday, September 2, by two men, also wearing balaclavas.
On the first occasion, the suspects did not make off with anything, but on the second occasion a quantity of cigarettes were stolen.
A police spokesperson said it was believed a brown 52 plate Hyundai Getz might have been involved in the incidents.
Anyone who witnessed anything, or has information about any of the incidents, is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting reference 24 of September 7.