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Stannington burglaries

13 Jan 2015 10:54 AM

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Police are appealing for information following a spate of burglaries in Stannington, Northumberland.

The first incident happened between 3.30pm on Friday, January 9, and 8am on Saturday, January 10, when two outhouses at South Shotton House were broken into and a number of tools stolen from one and damage caused to the other.

The second incident happened between 11.30pm on Friday, January 9, and 6.30am on Saturday, January 10 when a garage at South Shotton Cottage was broken into and a number of tools, bike and motorbike stolen.

A third burglary occurred between 11.30pm on Friday, January 9, and 6.30am on Saturday, January 10, when an offender made entry into North Shilton Farm on Station Road and stole the keys of a white Citroen Berlingo before making off with it. The van has since been recovered.

Morpeth Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Baker said: "Enquiries into these burglaries are ongoing and I'd urge anyone who may have seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the area, or has any information about those involved in the burglaries, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

The appeal comes as part of Operation Soundwave, which targets opportunist thieves and those involved in theft and burglary.

For more crime prevention information visit Northumbria Police website, www.northumbria.police.uk, while people are also urged to sign up to free property register Immobilise at www.immobilise.com.

Anyone who may have information into the burglaries is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.