SEVEN sheds were broken into during a night of crime in South Hylton.
Gardens were targeted in The Elms, Birchwood, Maling Park, High Elms, Mayfield Road, overnight on Tuesday.
Thieves forced entry to the sheds, and on two occasions bikes were stolen.
They were grey Carrera Cracken men’s mountain bike and a child’s white Carrera bike, stolen from Maling Park, and a red Raleigh Chopper girl’s bike from Mayfield Road.
Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Pickett said: “Entry was forced to the sheds, and I’d like to remind people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or vehicles in their neighbourhood to police.
“While all of these sheds were secure it’s still a timely reminder for people to make sure their doors, windows and outbuildings such as sheds and garages are locked and secure.
“We’re doing everything possible to trace the people involved in such crimes.”