Appeal after conveyor belt machine stolen from van roof in Sunderland

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two thefts from vehicles in Sunderland.

Overnight between 11.15pm, on Sunday, February 2, and 7am, on Monday, February 3, a Ford Transit van parked at Prestbury Road had a ‘bumper’ machine stolen from the roof.

The machine is a conveyor belt which carries tiles to the roof of a house.

Over the weekend, between 5.30pm, on Friday, January 31, and 8am, on Monday, February 3, a bag containing dental equipment worth thousands of pounds was stolen from a car parked at Chatsworth Street.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the thefts to get in touch.

As part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave, aimed at stopping opportunist thieves in their tracks and promoting crime prevention advice, police are reminding vehicle owners to remove anything of value from their vehicles, particularly overnight.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the whereabouts of the stolen property is asked to contact police on 101 ext 691941, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.