A PAIR of thieves have been caught on camera breaking into a popular Penarth coffee shop.

The men broke into The Galley, by Penarth Marina, around 2am on Sunday morning.

The Galley has since released the footage on social media, asking for the Penarth public's help in identifying the criminals.

Marcus Hill, one of the owners of the coffee shop said: "This is the the footage of the two 'tea leaves' who broke into our cafe. Our cameras have audio, so you can hear them talking.

"The one male has a very distinct voice and has what sounds like a Cardiff accent.

"Let's use the power of social media to find out who they are.

"These people are targeting independent companies who employ handfuls of people and can cause serious financial damage. Luckily we never keep cash on site, so they got away with pretty much nothing - just an old mobile.

"Let's work together to identify and track the tea leaves!"

The two minute video shows a pair of me in hoodies attempting to force the outside door with a crowbar.

Once inside, one man begins searching behind the bar, while the other wanders off screen.

After an alarm is triggered, both men flee the building.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: "We received a report of a burglary at The Galley, Penarth Portway, on Sunday, June 30.

"The burglary took place at around 2am. Entry was forced into the premise and a mobile phone was stolen.

"Enquiries are ongoing.

"Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation can call 101 quoting reference 1900235855 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."