POLICE have arrested two men on suspicion of bike theft as part of a crime crackdown in South Tyneside.
The bike was stolen from a garden in Henderson Road, South Shields, between 5.45pm and 9pm on Wednesday,
Two men, aged 27 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of theft, and have been bailed pending further inquiries.
The arrests come during Operation Domain, aimed at cracking down on burglars and bike thieves across the borough.
Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt said: “Acting on information, officers made two arrests in relation to this bike theft, and they have been bailed while inquiries continue.
“Operation Domain continues across the borough, aimed at targeting those involved in theft and burglary and taking action to ensure the area remains a safe place to live.
“A key part of the operation also includes ensuring residents have crime prevention advice to keep their property secure.”
The operation is part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave campaign, aimed at turning up the volume on crime and silencing opportunist thieves and burglars.
Anyone with information about theft and burglary in their neighbourhood can contact police on 101, ext 69191.