A man who broke into a Tesco Express store in Letchworth escaped with a "basket of alcohol".

The man broke a window at the Bedford Road convenience store at around 4.12am today (May 11).

He is thought to have taken alcohol, and was later seen running away from the scene, towards Bursland.

The man is described as around 5ft 10in tall, bald and wearing a parka jacket.

A spokesperson from Hertfordshire Police said: "Police are investigating a burglary which took place at Tesco in Bedford Road.

"At around 4.12am this morning (Wednesday 11 May), police received a call reporting that a man had been seen running out of the shop with a basket containing alcohol.

"The window of the shop had also been smashed.

"The man is described as bald, around 5ft 10in tall and he was wearing a parka jacket.

"He was seen running towards Bursland.

"Enquiries are ongoing and any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police.

"You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/36984/22.

"Alternatively, you can stay 100 percent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org."