Appeal after number plate thefts in Gateshead

18 Jan 2016 16:34 PM

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Police are appealing for information after thieves stole five number plates from cars in Gateshead.

Overnight between Sunday, January 17, and the early hours of Monday, January 18, thieves stole the number plates from cars parked in Raby Street, Broadway, Salkeld Gardens and Shotley Gardens.

One of the stolen plates has already been used by thieves who used it on a silver Vauxhall Corsa to steal petrol from a garage in Felling at 2:22am on Monday morning.

Enquiries are ongoing into the thefts and police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.

They want to speak to anyone who saw any person, or people, acting suspiciously around vehicles in the areas of the thefts late on Sunday night.

Anyone with information is asked to ring 101 quoting reference number 182 18/01/16.