Police are searching for a man who snuck into a shopping mall in the middle of the night - and threw restaurant CHAIRS over a balcony.

CCTV footage from Cabot Circus shopping mall in Bristol shows the man looking over the balcony for a few seconds, before glancing around him to make sure nobody is there.

The man then picks up a Five Guys restaurant chair beside him, glances around one last time, and chucks the chair off the balcony.

The man, dressed in a grey t-shirt and dark short, then throws a second chair - before running away from the scene.

Avon & Somerset Police shared the CCTV footage, which was captured on August 21 at around 2am, on their Twitter.

The police wrote: "Do you know who the man in this CCTV footage is?

"We want to speak to him in relation in an incident of criminal damage that happened in Cabot Circus, Bristol, at about 2am on Wednesday 21st August.

"Two chairs belonging to a restaurant were thrown from a first floor balcony onto the pedestrian area below, causing them to be damaged."

Call police on 101.