Melton police have been praised after they caught a burglar who stole thousands of pounds worth of goods from a store and returned it all within a day of the crime being committed.
The intruder is understood to have taken garden ornaments understood to be valued at around £4,000 from QD Stores in Scalford Road on Sunday morning, between 3am and 9.50am.
Property was taken from the rear of the premises after the burglar gained access over a gate.
Officers quickly identified the culprit from CCTV footage and discovered the stolen goods at his home.
A spokesperson for QD Stores said: “We would like to thank the police for their prompt response and identification of the person responsible.
“The goods were all returned to the store within a day of the break-in.”