Police are appealing for information after a bag was stolen from a van delivering vital food supplies to a store in Thorntree, Middlesbrough.

The incident happened at around 6.10am yesterday (Tuesday) at the One Stop Shop on Cargo Fleet Lane.

The driver of a delivery van, which was parked at the side of the store, was in the store for a matter of seconds when a jacket and a bag was taken from the passenger seat of the vehicle.

The bag was fortunately empty at the time of the incident.

Police have described the suspect as a man dressed in an all blue tracksuit with a white logo on the side and black trainers which were possibly Nike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting event number 79924.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.