Thieves stole a 4X4 and ram-raided the Co-op in Newlands Park Drive in the early hours of this morning.
Police received a number of calls from members of the public at around 3am, reporting that a Land Rover had driven into the shop window and a number of people were seen running out of the shop and driving away.
Officers later tracked down the vehicle, which had been stolen from Scalby Avenue, in Gildercliffe.
Alcohol and tobacco products were taken in the incident, which caused major damage to the front of the shop.
Police are appealing to anyone in the Scalby Avenue area who may have seen the Land Rover being stolen, or anyone who saw any suspicious people, vehicles or activity in the hours leading up to the incident.
Officers are also appealing to anyone in the Gildercliffe area who saw or heard the Land Rover being dumped and the suspects leaving the scene just after 3am.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Scarborough CID.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Quote incident number 12140184081 when passing on information.