A pair of suspected thieves were arrested after they left a trail of footprints in the snow.
Officers in Macclesfield received a report of a theft from a van in Northgate Avenue at around 11.25pm on Tuesday.
Police said they followed a line of footprints in the snow and arrested two men, both aged 39.
A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said: "The offenders made off on foot leaving a trail of footprints in the snow.
"Officers made a search of the area and arrested two men. Items were recovered nearby."
The men, from Manchester and Stockport, were arrested on suspicion of theft.
The force tweeted: "The #snow brought MISERY to two males last night.
"Mainly because the police followed their footprints and arrested them for breaking into vehicles in #Macclesfield Stolen property recovered