A BURGLAR tried to mop up his tracks after stealing from a restaurant in Cirencester, police said.

The raid happened overnight between December 28 and 29 at a restaurant in Cricklade Street.

Having gained entry, the burglar stole the contents of the till, which was just under £100.

Sergeant Garrett Gloyn said that the offender "somewhat unusually mopped the floor prior to leaving".

Police believe that the culprit was trying to cover his tracks.

If you have any information, call 101 and quote incident 41 of December 29.