A man who forced his way in to a restaurant near Wandsworth Common and tampered with its CCTV to steal a “small amount of cash” has been caught on camera.

Officers were called shortly before 9am on January 24 to a burglary at Bellevue Rendezvous restaurant, in Trinity Road. They found the doors had been forced open and a mortice lock ripped out.

The suspect was caught on CCTV cameras about four hours earlier spraying a liquid over the camera lens.

When he turns to face another camera his face is momentarily captured on CCTV.

The suspect then searched the restaurant before leaving with a “small amount” of money.

He is a slim, athletic man with short stubble. He was wearing a hooded top with a jacket over the top at the time.

Metropolitan Police said no arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Detective constable Alex Ware said: "We are keen to identify the man in the CCTV footage so we can speak to him about the incident. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us."

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or by tweeting at @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.