News Release

Boat engines stolen

Dated: 17 Feb 2012

Police are appealing for witnesses after boat engines were stolen in Newcastle.

Between 11.30pm on Wednesday, February 15 and 2am on Thursday, February 16, offenders broken into the compound at Tyne Cruising Club at Bells Close in Lemington.

Four outboard engines worth thousands of pounds were removed from boats in the yard and loaded into a trailer which was then attached to a Landrover - which both belonged to the club. This was all stolen.

The Landrover and trailer were later recovered nearby at Bells Close Industrial Estate and it's thought the engines were put in another vehicle which then left the area.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Neighbourhood Inspector Julie Rana said: "The offenders will have been on site for quite a period of time to remove the engines and load them on to a trailer.

"It's possible people may have seen or heard anything suspicious at the club, or saw people loading the engines into another vehicle nearby in Lemington, abandoning the stolen Landrover and trailer.

"The engines must be being stored somewhere so I would urge anyone with information about the whereabouts to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

The engines are Yamaha, Suzuki, Mariner and Johnson outboard engines.

Any witnesses of anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.