Hunt for owners after items found in raid on Sunderland home

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MOTORBIKE helmets, horse riding equipment and even a Pharaoh’s head are among stolen property recovered from a house in Sunderland.

Two people have been charged with theft after the property was seized from a house and vehicles in St Luke’s Road, Pennywell, earlier this month.

Police are now asking for help to reunite the haul with the rightful owners.

It is believed they had been stolen from homes in the East Tynedale area of Northumberland.

The raid was part of Northumbria Police’s force-wide Operation Soundwave campaign, aimed at tackling opportunist thieves and burglars.

A man aged 25 and a woman aged 24 have been charged with theft and will appear at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court this month.

A 24-year-old man also arrested has been bailed, pending further inquiries.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “We’re continuing to do everything possible to target those suspected of being involved in burglary and theft and ensuring action is taken.

“A key part of Operation Soundwave includes making sure people have the right crime prevention advice.

“This includes making sure homes and vehicles are locked and secure and valuables are kept out of sight.

“At this time of year, when people are spending more time outdoors, it’s particularly important for people to ensure they don’t leave anything of value, such as gardening equipment like lawnmowers and strimmers and valuable items such as bikes, lying unattended in gardens.”

Anyone with information, or who thinks the property might belong to them, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, for the attention of the East Tynedale Neighbourhood Policing Team.


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