A man from Billingham unexpectedly had the window to his flat on Knole Road smashed following a walk home from the towns Asda.
The male was followed home by what is believed to be a group of males aged between 13 to 15 years old.
As soon as the male entered his flat it is believed a brick was taken from his wall and used to smash the window to the flat.
Cleveland Police have been conducting an area search.
If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Cleveland Police on 101.