Fishing and boat equipment stolen in Deptford Quay
22 Aug 2016 15:40 PM[View Full Size]
Police are appealing for witnesses after boats moored in the River Wear in Sunderland were broken into.
The thefts happened overnight last night (Sunday, August 21) between 7.30pm and 11.30am this morning (Monday, August 22) at Deptford Quay in the city centre.
Initial enquiries suggest four boats have had equipment stolen from inside.
The equipment stolen includes fishing rods valued at £300; eagle fish finder £250; eagle gps colour screen grey £900; Sea radio £400; Tools £200; Navman fish finder £800; Dingy boat £100 red/white and orange in colour; fishing rods £100; replacement engine £300; gps fish finder £400; sea radio £400; life jackets x4 £200; flares £100; life jackets x 6 £300. It's also believed around £100 worth of damage was caused to the boats.
Enquiries are on-going, including viewing CCTV in the area.
Officers are appealing for information about the thefts and the whereabouts of the equipment stolen so that action can be taken against the offenders. Anyone who may have information about where they may be or has been offered similar items for sale should contact Northumbria Police.
Witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 343 220816 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.