Police release pictures in bid to solve crimes

POLICE have released CCTV images of people who may be able to help solve crimes in South Tyneside.

The images relate to eight crimes, mainly thefts, and officers are asking the public to help identify those pictured as it’s hoped they may have information that can help with enquiries.

The release comes during Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave, aimed at tackling crimes such as theft and burglary across the force.

South Tyneside Area Command Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt said: “We regularly release CCTV images to the public in efforts to resolve detect currently unsolved crimes in the borough.

“On this occasion we’re releasing information about eight crimes, enquiries have been carried out into each of these but we’re now asking for the public’s help to identify the people in the images as they may be able to help with our investigations.”

Anyone who recognises any pictured is urged to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 and quote the relevant reference. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contact anonymously on 0800 555 111.

1) Ref BB-456-14 - Theft of alcohol from Morrison’s at Viking Precinct in Jarrow, on Thursday, November 20

2) Ref BB-446-14 - Theft of a purse at Heron Foods in Frederick Street in South Shields on Friday, November 7.

3) Ref BB-472-14 - Theft of alcohol from Sainsbury’s at Prince Edward Road in South Shields on Tuesday, December 2.

4) Ref BB-458-14 - Happened on Sunday, November 23 when alcohol was stolen from Asda at Hebburn.

5) Ref BB-463-14 - Bilking which happened on Wednesday, September 24, at Simonside Service station at Newcastle Road in South Shields, when items weren’t paid for.

6) Ref BB-455-14 - Theft of alcohol from One Stop store at Stanhope Road in South Shields, which happened on Sunday, November 23.

7) Ref BB-479-14 - Fraud by false representation at North Street car park at South Shields on Tuesday, September 30, when a laptop was replaced with bottles of water in a laptop case.

8) Ref BB-447-14 - Theft of groceries from Asda at Station Road in Hebburn, which happened on Thursday, September 4.