A PUB landlord has told of his disappointment after finding his premises had been burgled while he was upstairs asleep.
John Sutton had been sleeping while burglars broke into The Unicorn Inn, in Repton Road, Newton Solney, and stole a large quantity of alcohol as well as a the till drawer with cash inside.
Police have now launched an investigation into the burglary which happened on Saturday morning between 1am and 7am.
Mr Sutton, who lives in the pub, told the Mail he has been left feeling fed up as it will cost him hundreds to replace the alcohol stolen.
He said: “I live on the premises and it was about 7am when I came downstairs to start breakfast.
“I saw the window in the bar wide open and the till draw was gone.”
The landlord counted the missing items and found that the thieves had stolen nine bottles of wine, three of which included Pinot Gregio, one bottle of Port, a bottle of Bells Whiskey and half a bottle of Smirnoff vodka
He added: “Money in the till drawer was also taken and it will cost about £200 to replace the alcohol.
The pub opened at normal, we had no problems with opening.
“I am bit fed up really, and this has cost me a lot of money.
“This has happened before but it was a long time ago, where they actually stacked chairs upstairs to get in but this time they got in through the cellar door.”
A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: “The incident happened between 1am and 7am on Saturday where someone broke in through the cellar and stole the till full of cash as well as alcohol.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101.