BURGLARS have stolen thousands of pounds worth of goods from a Co-Op.

The incident happened on Norton High Street, near Stockton, Teesside, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Detectives are investigating after two suspects approached the store shortly before 1.30am and stole around £2,000 worth of goods including cigarettes, alcohol and a charity box containing cash.

The first suspect is described as wearing a black jacket, black hooded top with the hood up, dark bottoms, black gloves and a black balaclava.

The second suspect is described as wearing a dark blue jacket with a small white logo, a black balaclava, dark coloured bottoms, black gloves and black trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Kev Middleton on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 205740.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org