A SWEET-TOOTHED burglar stole £5 of Coca Cola from a house in Basildon.

Thieves broke in to the property in Sains between 1pm and 2.40pm on May 3 by forcing the french doors.

They stole a box of Coca Cola from one of the bedrooms.

The house’s TV had been moved in to the garden.

Witnesses spotted a suspicious male hanging about by the house’s back fence a number of times during the afternoon.

He was slim build, had a tattoo on his neck, was wearing a grey hooded top, three quarter length shorts and an electronic tag around his ankle.

Anyone with information should contact Essex Police on 101.