A BURGLAR is thought to have been hiding in a house when someone went in to take the victim's dog for a walk.
The intruder had broken into the house in Back Thornhill Road in Longwood yesterday afternoon.
He escaped through an upstairs window with a Sharp video recorder and a Sharp DVD player - together worth £700 - four remote controls and a black canvas sports bag.
Police are hunting a man seen in the area, who was described as white, in his mid 20s, 5ft 10in tall with short dark hair.
He wore scruffy shellsuit bottoms.
Contact Pc Peter Warwick on 01484 436664.