VANDALS left three South Tyneside businesses counting the cost of a window-smashing spree.
The windows of L&S Irving Ltd, Tribeca and Breeze, all in Front Street, Boldon, were damaged during the attack at 2.35pm on Wednesday.
Those responsible made off before police could be called to the scene.
A man and a woman, thought to be in their 20s and believed to be having an argument, were seen in the area at the time of the damage.
Police are keen to speak to them as they may have information to assist with inquiries.
The man was wearing a light grey tracksuit and the woman a black tracksuit top.
Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.