Five people have been arrested after a number of cars were stolen.
At 12.34am on Tuesday police received a report of the theft of a number of unregistered Qashqai cars from Nissan in Sunderland.
At 9.50pm the same day a further report was received of additional cars being stolen.
A 51-year-old woman and four men, ranging in age from 25 – 31, have been arrested in relation to the thefts.
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