HAPLESS teenage thieves broke in to a gym and then posted pictures of themselves drinking in the hot tub on Twitter.

The raiders, all aged 16, snuck in to the David Lloyd Gym on the Festival Leisure Retail Park at around 11pm on Tuesday, May 20 and hid the changing rooms while staff locked-up.

Once staff had left, they snuck out, helped themselves to bottles of alcohol from the bar, striped off and got in to the hot tub.

Police were alerted after one of the gang, posted a snap of the exploits on Twitter.

CCTV of the incident has also been seized by cops.

The four lads, have been charged with none dwelling burglary and will appear at Basildon Youth Court on June 17.