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Thefts in Mitford reported

29 Nov 2016 15:37 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following several break-ins to sheds and thefts from vehicles in the Mitford area of Northumberland.

Thieves struck overnight between 3pm on Sunday, November 27 and 10.15am on Monday, November 28.

Police received reports of burglars entering a unlocked shed in a rear garden and stealing meat from the freezer. At a second location thieves forced a rear window on a parked vehicle and stole a sat nav and iPod. At a third address intruders went into an unlocked outbuilding and stole a yellow coloured electric log splitter. A fourth offence was reported when thieves got into two vehicles and searched them and stole a Tom-Tom sat nav, brown jacket and a radio/CD player and two chargers.

Neighbourhood Inspector Liz Hall said: "Over the weekend there were several offences reported to us in the Mitford area and there are additional patrols taking place in these areas, both to make enquiries and prevent further offences from taking place.

"I'd appeal for any witnesses who saw any suspicious activity whether people or vehicles around this area to get in touch as soon as possible. We're also keen to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of the stolen property.

"I would ask the public to be vigilant and if you do see or hear any suspicious activity, especially overnight when most offences occur, call the police straightaway."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 301 of 28/11/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.