Appeals as officers try to trace thieves who targeted Washington businesses

Station Road in Washington. Copyright Google Maps.
Station Road in Washington. Copyright Google Maps.
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Thieves responsible for a series of thefts or efforts to steal are being hunted by police.

Northumbria Police has launched an appeal to find those responsible for attacks on businesses in Washington.

It is not thought the crimes are linked.

At 11.54pm on Sunday thieves syphoned fuel from a tank at the rear of the Sainsbury’s Local Store in Teal Farm Village.

They were disturbed by security and fled the area empty handed.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1499 05/07/15.

Officers in the town are also appealing for information after a metal theft.

Between Friday and Monday thieves stole a number of brass cuttings from the Impress Precision Machining site in Parsons Road.

The brass had been cut into short lengths, similar to strands of grass, and is worth around £400.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on the same number, quoting reference number 667 06/07/15.

The third include was a burglary at a shop.

Between 11.05pm on Wednesday, June 24, and 1.30am on Thursday, June 25, thieves broke into the Best One shop in Station Road.

They stole over £3,000 worth of cigarettes and an amount of cash before leaving.

Anyone with details can call the same number, quoting reference number 68 25/06/15.