THIEVES stole three mountain bikes during raids.
Sheds at Palermo Street, Pallion, and Hillcrest, Herrington, were targeted some time between Sunday evening and Monday morning.
A blue Giant mountain bike was stolen during the break-in at Hillcrest, between 8pm on Sunday and 8am on Monday.
During the theft at Palermo Street, which took place some time between 6.45pm on Sunday and 7am on Monday, two mountain bikes – one red and one blue – were stolen.
Officers have launched an investigation and are currently trying to establish whether the two thefts are linked.
Anyone who may have seen anything, or has been offered a cheap bike for sale, can contact police on 101.