Police appeal after watch thefts

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POLICE are appealing for information after two burglaries where watches were stolen in Sunderland.

Between 5.30am and 10am Friday, June 21, thieves got into a house in Station Avenue South, Fence Houses, and stole a number of items before making off.

Among the items taken were a black D&G watch, a fake gold Rolex watch and a fake gold Cartier watch. A pair of blue and yellow Adidas Samba trainers were also stolen.

Then between 12.45pm and 8pm on Sunday, June 23, burglars broke into a house in High Street, Easington Lane in Houghton, and stole around £6,000 worth of watches and computer equipment.

Among the items taken was a silver Rolex watch, a silver and black Omega Speedmaster watch, a silver and black Tag Heuer watch, a Hewlett Packard lap top computer, an Apple iPad and a Fuji HS20 digital camera.

Detective Sergeant Henry Gustard, of Sunderland CID, said: “Enquiries into these two burglaries are ongoing and we need anyone who might know where these watches are to contact us as soon as possible. If anyone is offered these watches for sale then I’d urge them not to buy them and let police know immediately.

“We’d also remind people to protect their home by making sure windows and doors are locked when they’reare not in the house. Keep valuables away somewhere safe and report any suspicious behaviour to police.”

Anyone with any information into the burglaries is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.