Thief posed as thirsty cyclist to steal from home

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A THIEF preyed on his victim’s kindness to steal cash from his home.

The cyclist asked to fill his water bottle from his victim’s home. Once inside, he stole an amount of cash.

The man is described as white, about 5.8 tall, and between 30 and 40 years of age.

He had blond hair, was of slim build and was wearing a thin black jacket and dark trousers. He rode off on a blue mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.