Three charged after spate of burglaries in Gateshead

27 Oct 2017 14:00 PM

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Three people have been charged by police with a spate of burglaries just hours after officers received the call.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning police received a number of reports of burglaries in the Greenside area.

Three houses were targeted as well as a shed and a number of vehicles on the Rookwood Hill estate. One vehicle was also stolen.

A number of items had been taken during the incidents including high value power tools.

Officers from the Gateshead West Neighbourhood Policing Team launched an investigation and within hours they had made three arrests.

Further enquiries into the incidents have been ongoing and property from the burglaries has been returned to their owner.

In the early hours of the morning three men were charged with a string of burglary offences and today they have appeared in court.

            -           Peter Robinson, 43, of Tweed Street, Chopwell, charged with four counts of burglary, three counts of theft from motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.

            -           Jonathan Gregory, 37, of No Fixed Abode, charged with four counts of burglary, three counts of theft from motor vehicle and theft of a motor vehicle.

            -           Colin Urwin, 43, of Blyth Street, Chopwell, charged with four counts of burglary, three counts of theft from motor vehicle and theft of a motor vehicle.

They all appeared before Bedlington Magistrates Court yesterday where they were released on bail to appear at Newcastle Crown Court.

Anyone with information about the burglaries cans till contact police by calling 101 extension 64336 quoting log 332 24/10/17.