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Northumbria: Appeal for information after a car was stolen in a burglary

September 25, 2012, 10:34 am

Police are appealing for information after a car was stolen in a burglary in North Tyneside.

Between 9pm on Sunday, September 23, and 8.50am on Monday, September 24, a burglar forced open a window at a bungalow on Eastfield Road, Benton, and helped themselves to car keys which they used to steal a silver Toyota Yaris – licence plate NA11 JCX.
The car has a National Trust sticker on the windscreen.

Detective Inspector Neil Brotherton said: “I’d appeal for anyone who sees the Toyota Yaris, or has any information about the burglary, to contact us as soon as possible.

“I would also advise people to avoid leaving keys and valuables where they can be seen through windows and make sure they are out of reach of external doors and windows.”

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.

Advice to keep property safe: 

  • ensure windows and doors are securely locked
  • avoid leaving keys and valuables where they can be seen through windows
  • avoid leaving keys and valuables within easy reach of doors or windows
  • when upstairs, make sure downstairs is secure
  • avoid leaving keys in doors

101 – The police non-emergency number

101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland – when it’s less urgent than a 999 call.
Find out more information about 101 by following this link.

 
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