Investigation launched after high value burglary at the Team Valley
16 Aug 2018 16:00 PM[View Full Size]
We have launched an investigation after a high value burglary on the Teams Valley yesterday.
Just after 7am this morning we received a report that entry had been forced to the EuroVent unit at the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead.
The offenders had broken open external and internal locked doors before carrying out a search of the property, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
A set of van keys have then been stolen and the offenders have made off in two separate vans from outside the property.
The burglary is believed to have taken place between 7pm on Tuesday evening and 7am this morning, however, CCTV has captured the vans leaving the area around 11.23pm.
The estimated value of both the vans, and the damage caused to the premises, is upwards of £100,000.
Inquiries to identify those responsible are ongoing but we are now appealing for your help to trace them.
We are also releasing this image of van which is similar to the two stolen - the registrations of the stolen vans are NK16NTG and NK15LYV.
This burglary is not believed to be linked to the robbery of a nearby bookmakers in the Teams Valley area yesterday.
Anyone who has seen the vans in question, or saw anyone acting suspiciously on the estate last night, are encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting log 158 16/08/18 or Crimestoppes anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also email the OIC on firstname.lastname@example.org or report online at www.northumbria.police.uk/contact.