Stolen: Shirts signed by Sunderland heroes Roy Keane and Niall Quinn taken in burglary

Former Sunderland manager Roy Keane
Former Sunderland manager Roy Keane
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THIEVES have stolen Sunderland shirts signed by Black Cats heroes.

The raid happened between 12.15am and 5pm on Friday, February 7, when a garage at a house at Thomas Hawksley Park was broken into.

The two strips were stolen. One Sunderland AFC 2001 home strip signed by Roy Keane, which was removed from the frame.

The other is a green Republic of Ireland football top signed by both Roy Keane and Niall Quinn, from approximately seven years ago.

This one was stolen with a black frame, which has a rectangular brass plaque with the two names at the bottom in the centre.

Also stolen was a grey and red B&Q drill and a blue and silver Giant Expression bike.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the whereabouts of the stolen property - or anyone offered the football shirts for sale - to get in touch with police as soon as possible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1318 07/02/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

As part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave, police are reminding residents to take crime prevention steps to reduce their risk of falling victim to thieves and burglars. More crime prevention information can be found at