A LAPTOP was stolen from a van parked on a Sunderland street.
Police said the thief struck as the white Leyland DAF van was parked at Villette Road at about 7.30am last Saturday.
The black Panasonic CF52 laptop was taken from underneath a seat.
Officers are now reminding motorists to make sure their vehicles are secure at all times and that anything of value is removed from sight or, if possible, from the vehicle altogether.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 379 16/11/13, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
More information about crime prevention can be found at the force website at www.northumbria.police.uk.