Motorbike and mountain bikes stolen in burglary
Dated: 10 Nov 2011
Police are appealing for information after a house burglary in Gateshead.
Offenders gained entry to the basement of a house on Egremont Drive, off Old Durham Road, Low Fell and made off with a motorbike, two high-spec mountain bikes, a camera and a child's cycle helmet. It happened between 11.30pm on Saturday, November 5 and 11.30am on Sunday, November 6.
The stolen motorbike is a KTM 250 EXC 2006, with a vehicle registration mark NKO6 LFJ.
The two high-spec mountain bikes are described as Specialized Pitch Pros. One is a 2010 model whilst the other is a 2008 version. The older bike includes modifications to its forks and with a handlebar control. It also has distinctive front and rear gear cables, whilst the back brake cable is coloured luminous orange.
Detective Sgt Craig Metcalfe of Gateshead Area Command said: "Several enquiries are underway to trace those responsible and locate the stolen property. To help locate the offenders and recover the stolen property, we've issued photographs to help jog people's memories.
"I'd also urge residents to register their possessions, including bikes and photographs where available on www.immobilise.com which is a free property register scheme supported by Northumbria Police."
Anyone who witnessed the burglary or knows where the bikes are being kept is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043 ext 691 91 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Officers would also like to hear from anyone who is offered the bikes for sale.