Police plea for help to trace thieves

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INVESTIGATORS dealing with a string of thefts have issued an appeal for help.

A pedal cycle was stolen from an unlocked garage in Lingholme, Chester-le-Street, between 8.30pm, on October 5 and the following day.

A window was forced open at Woodlea Primary School, Fence Houses, at 11.20pm on October 6, but the burglar was disturbed by the alarm.

Tools were taken from a garage in Dronfield Close, Chester-le-Street, sometime between October 2 and October 9.

A Playstation 3 and Grand Theft Auto game were stolen from a house in Fieldside, Pelton, between 6pm on Saturday and 9am the next day.

There was also a burglary in Hawthorn Terrace, Pelton Fell, between 3pm and 6.30am on Saturday.

Anyone with information can contact Durham Police on 0345 60 60 365, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.