Two arrested for metal theft
Dated: 11 Feb 2010
Police were alerted to a theft of metal railings in Whitley Road and Marden Crescent in Whitley Bay by an off-duty police officer, at 5.23pm on Tuesday, February 9.
Police attended and found the six foot long lengths of metal railings had just been taken down by council staff. They had then been loaded onto a white transit van which was driven off by a man and a woman along Marden Crescent and down towards Whitley Bay. Descriptions of the vehicle and occupants were circulated to officers.
At shortly after 6pm a vehicle was stopped by officers in Cramlington. A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of theft and suspected stolen property was recovered.
A 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman have both been jointly charged with theft and bailed pending further enquiries. The stolen property has been recovered