BADGES from high-spec cars were targeted by yobs.
Police are anxious for information after an incident in Thorntree Gill, Peterlee.
Between 3am and 3.30am, thugs pulled a badge from a silver Mercedes before attempting to remove another badege from another car. They ran off when they were disturbed.
One of the men is described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, of slim build and with short dark brown hair.
He was wearing a light grey hooded top, possibly featuring a red logo on the front and light grey tracksuit bottoms with stripes.
The second man is also white and around the same age, of medium build and has dark brown mohican-style hair.
The incident happened on Sunday, August 21.