South Tyneside CCTV Appeal

22 Jan 2015 15:02 PM

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Police are releasing CCTV images of people who may be able to help solve crimes in South Tyneside.

The images relate to 21 crimes, mainly thefts, and officers are asking the public to help identify those pictured as it's hoped they may have information that can help with enquiries.

The release supports Northumbria Police's Operation Soundwave, aimed at tackling crimes such as theft and burglary across the force.

South Tyneside Area Command Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt said: "We've carried out enquiries into each of these offences and we're now asking for the public's help to identify the people in the images as they may be able to help with our investigations.

"A key part of Operation Soundwave is ensuring people have crime prevention advice and a number of these crimes have taken place after property has been left behind in public places, buses or supermarkets.

"I'd urge people to take a few moments to make sure they have all of their property - mobile phones, bags, any cashback they've requested - before leaving a public area."

Anyone who recognises any pictured is urged to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 and quote the relevant reference. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contact anonymously on 0800 555 111.