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News Release

Appeal after house burglary

Dated: 24 Feb 2012

Police are appealing for help after a burglary in Gateshead.

It happened between 5.50pm on Wednesday, February 22 and 10.30pm on Thursday, February 23, when the offender gained entry to a house on Rawling Road, Gateshead, through a back door.
Once inside they stole numerous items including a Fender Guitar, Acer laptop, a TV, games console, computer games and jewellery.

Officers would like to hear from anyone with information about this incident, if they know the whereabouts of the stolen goods or if they have been offered them for sale.

A/DI Craig Metcalfe of Gateshead Area Command said: "Burglary is a horrible crime to suffer and it can have a substantial impact on a victim and their family.

"We really need the public to help us put a stop to house burglaries.

"Residents can start making life difficult for burglars - make sure all doors, windows, garages and cars are locked and secure - especially overnight and when going out, but even when inside the home.

"Avoid leaving valuables lying around, on show or in clear view of windows or patio doors. Store them somewhere safe.

"And finally, report suspicious behaviour to police. If you see someone that you think is acting suspicious or up to no good then report it to us and we'll check it out."

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.