Thief takes haul of DIY gear in Sunderland shed raid

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HUNDREDS of pounds worth of tools have been stolen from a Sunderland shed.

The break in happened between 10.30pm on Saturday, November 1, and 8am on Sunday, November 2, when a garden shed at a property in Meadowside, Barnes, was broken into.

The following items stolen were a black and white coloured man’s bike (Indi by Halford’s), serial number 9700776; green coloured Makita drill; Dewalt circular saw; a yellow Karcher pressure washer; JCB chisel set; two spirit levels; two black tool boxes; extension lead; screwdriver and screws; a JCB claw hammer; club hammer; metal clamps and assorted tools.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the break in or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area overnight on Saturday into Sunday, or anyone who has information on the whereabouts of the stolen property, to get in touch.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 520 02/11/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The appeal comes during Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave, aimed at tackling thieves and burglars across the force and promoting crime prevention advice.

More crime prevention advice can be found at http://www.northumbria.police.uk/crimeprevention. People are also encouraged to sign up with free national property register www.immobilise.com.