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Burglaries in Newbiggin

26 Jan 2015 12:21 PM

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Police are appealing for information after two burglaries in the Newbiggin area in Northumberland.

Between 9am on Saturday, January 24, and 3:30pm on Sunday, January 25, thieves broke into a house and shed in Marine Street.

They stole a number of items including a blue Makita drill, bottles of alcohol and a white Yamaha 125cc Vity scooter that was being stored in the shed.

Around the same time a house in Seaton Avenue was also targeted and thieves stole almost £1,000 worth of jewellery.

The jewellery taken included; a number of gold bracelets, a gold chain and gold locket, a dress watch and a gold identity bracelet, a gold chain with the letter 'A' in diamonds on it.

A gold Rotary watch with a round white face, a silver charm bracelet with several charms including the letters 'A' and 'B' and an anchor, mermaid and slipper on it and two Sekonda watches were also stolen.

Enquiries into the two burglaries are ongoing and officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team are carrying out extra reassurance patrols in the area.

The appeal comes during Northumbria Police's Operation Soundwave, aimed at tackling thieves and burglars across the force and promoting crime prevention advice to residents.

Anyone with any information into the break-ins, or as to the whereabouts of the stolen items, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 564 25/01/15, or by ringing Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For more crime prevention information visit http://www.northumbria.police.uk/homesecurity, while people are urged to sign up to free property register Immobilise at www.immobilise.com.