A police helicopter was called after law breakers broke into a property before running off.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says it was called to reports of a break-in at a property in Coates Way, Watford, around 10.50pm on Thursday, February 11.

Officers attended along with a dog unit, although the offenders fled the scene on foot before police arrived.

A police helicopter was deployed to conduct an extensive area search, the force said.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference 41/10428/21. Information can also be reported online at herts.police.uk/report.