Recognise any of these? The haul of suspected stolen goods which Sunderland police want to return to their owners
Do these items belong to you?
Northumbria Police investigating a series of thefts from cars and vehicles in the Fulwell area have released images of a haul of suspected stolen goods – and are looking to find their owners.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of theft and police say they were found to be in possession of a number of items, which officers believe may be stolen.
Items seized by police include a mobile phone, a watch, distinctive clothing, sunglasses and a sat-nav.
Now police are want to hear from anybody who believes any of the pictured items belong to them.
Sergeant Ed Hollingsworth, of Northumbria Police, said: “We believe these items belong to residents living in the Fulwell area who may have recently had their vehicles broken into.
“These seized items are as a result of our proactive approach to dealing with this type of crime.
“The recent spate of car break-ins we have seen in the area has generally been the result of opportunistic thieves going street to street trying car doors searching for a quick win. If the vehicle is locked, they often then go on to the next one.
“I would therefore ask members of the public to take an extra moment to ensure their car is locked, and that any items are placed out of sight in the glove box or boot, rather than left on display.
“Over the past month, we have arrested a number of people suspected of carrying out burglary and car crime offences in Fulwell, and we will continue to work hard to investigate crimes and target offenders.
“Our officers are patrolling the streets every day looking to arrest thieves who attempt to heap misery on our residents for purely selfish gains.”
Anyone who recognises any of the items pictured is asked to email [email protected] or call police on 101 quoting reference 1221 121118.