Following a break-in at an Alderley Edge diner this evening, the police helicopter was hovering over Alderley Edge for about 45 minutes.
Aldeli on Wilmslow Road was broken into at about 9.15pm.
Owner Stephen Higham was alerted by his alarm company and arrived at the premises to discover the police were already in attendance and they had just missed the intruder(s).
Stephen told me "We had a fantastic police response, they recovered a lot of our property which was spread around local area. The police sent the dogs out and a chopper but we think the thieves have hidden around railway line.
"They took a lot of keys, if anyone finds keys I would be most grateful for their return."
The offenders smashed a door to gain entry and made a lot of mess. They escaped taking cash, keys, laptops and a brief case.
Sgt Andy Miller said "The intruders had made off before police arrived but left what is thought to be their vehicle nearby. Cash and electrical items have been stolen but some property has been recovered.
"The police helicopter and a dog handler were requested to search for those involved but no one was found. If anyone was in the area of Highams Garage last night between 8.30pm and 9.30pm and saw anything suspicious please contact Cheshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 864 of 16/03/15."