POLICE have launched a plea for information in a bid to return a haul of stolen goods to their owners.
A bike and three tool boxes have been recovered following thefts in Hebburn - with another stolen bike still to be found.
A 17-year-old youth was arrested after police received a report of suspicious behaviour from males in Douglas Parade in Hebburn.
Officers attended and arrested the teen on suspicion of a burglary to a shed on Southend Parade.
A black BMX bike - named ‘We are the people’ - was stolen and is still outstanding.
The males were also thought to have been on Colwyn Parade, Morecombe Parade, Ryhl Parade and Scarborough Parade, with property believed to have been stolen the same morning from Luke’s Lane Estate recovered.
Police are now trying to return the items, a White Dunlop Equinox bike, a Makita tool box and two tool boxes with assorted tools - to their owners.
They are also appealing for any witnesses or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area to contact them on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 130 11/12/13.
As part of Operation Soundwave - a Northumbria Police campaign aimed at keeping thieves and burglars at bay during the festive season - officers are promoting crime prevention advice and urging residents to register property with Immobilise.com.
Immobilise is the world’s largest register of property where members of the public can register their valuables – anything such as mobile phones, bikes, tools, electricals and gardening equipment.
It’s free to register and takes just a few minutes to sign up.
Ownership details can be viewed by police across the country on the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR), which allows officers to check a recovered item and instantly find the owner.