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Cash reward for man wanted on suspicion of Newcastle car thefts

27 Sep 2017 16:00 PM

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Northumbria Police are looking to trace a 27 year old man from Cowgate in connection with a number of car thefts in Newcastle. 

Officers are on the lookout for Kevin Lawson of Ponteland Road regarding an incident on Abercrombie Place on Saturday, September 16 in which a vehicle was stolen after the keys were taken from the owner's purse the previous day. 

Lawson is also wanted on suspicion of a second incident of car theft that was reported on Binswood Avenue, Blakelaw on Friday 15 September. A woman's bag was stolen containing her car keys and the offender then used the keys to take the vehicle parked outside. 

Crimestoppers have offered a £1,000 reward for information leading to Lawson's arrest.

It is believed he is currently in the West End and Scotswood areas of Newcastle.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference SRN 436447.