A THIEF stole a saw worth more than £300 before then fleeing the scene.

Police say a man took a Makita plunge saw and two batteries valued at £350 outside a property on Fairfield Gardens, which is just off Wigton Road in Carlisle.

Officers are investigating the theft which they believe happened at about 7pm on August 20.

The thief - which police say was wearing a black jacket, grey trousers and dark shoes - fled the scene towards Ullswater Road onto Borrowdale Gardens.

Anyone with information should call PC Kilday on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log number 193 of August 20.