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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bikes taken in Ponteland burglary

Police are appealing for information after three bikes were stolen during a burglary in Ponteland.
At 2:10am on Tuesday, March 12, police received a report of a garage having been broken into in the Meadowvale area.
Thieves got inside and stole three bikes and a hedge trimmer before making off.
One of the bikes is a black Scott Sportster Pro hybrid bike with a gel saddle and a wireless speedometer.
The second is a bronze Trek ladies hybrid bike with a pouch and iPod attachment on the handle bars.
And the third is a Specialized black small adult's mountain bike.
The hedgecutter taken is a petrol orange and white Bosch model.
Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries and speaking to local residents.
East Tynedale Neighbourhood Inspector Kevin Oates said: "Bikes are attractive for thieves as they can be stolen relatively easy if not secured.
"I'd advise all homeowners to make sure their garages and sheds are locked - especially overnight. If you keep expensive items in your garages then make sure that they are secure at all times.
"Most importantly, if you see people hanging around your neighbourhood late at night or in the early hours of the morning and they look suspicious then ring the police."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on the non emergency number 101 ext 69191.