POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a factory unit in South Tyneside.
It happened between 1.45pm on Saturday and 8.12am yesterday at Artistic Blacksmith Components, in Hutton Street, Boldon Colliery. Thieves forced their way in through a front window causing damage and stole a silver guitar, a copy of a Steve Vai Ibanez Jem, a G-Lab pedal board for guitar in a long black unit/flight case Marc Playe, a grey Advent lap-top and a falcon multi-coloured welding mask with the Joker and playing cards images on it.
Police are appealing for witnesses and asking anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact police.
Anyone with information, or who is offered these items for sale, or has seen them advertised for sale, should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting reference 416 of 23/03/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.