Police are investigating after two homes were burgled in Fulwell on Thursday
Cash and jewellery was stolen and a door was damaged during the first incident, in Thompson Road, between 3.15pm and 10pm.
And between 7.30pm and 11.05pm a number of watchest were stolen from a property in Cairns Road. A door was also damaged.
Officers are carrying out patrols extra patrols in the area, to carry out enquiries and reassure the public.
Neighbourhood Inspector Tony Carty said: “We recognise that being broken into is distressing for the victims and also the wider community and I’d like to reassure people we are carrying out extensive enquiries into both of these burglaries to find those responsible.
“Extra officers will be in the area to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance to any concerned residents. I would urge anyone who is concerned to speak to an officer on patrol or contact the neighbourhood policing team on 101.”
Insp Carty added: “Leaving a light on inside the property or installing motion sensor security lights on the outside of the house can help deter burglars.
“I’d also remind people to make sure they keep doors and windows locked, even if they’re in the property and particularly overnight.”
Further crime prevention advice is available on the Northumbria Police website at www.northumbria.police.uk