Shopping centre CCTV image could help police trace woman after card stolen in South Shields burglary is used in store

Police hope this woman can help solve a burglary of a South Shields home where a credit card was snatched and then fraudulently used in a shop.

Northumbria Police officers investigating a burglary and fraud offences in South Tyneside and Newcastle during the festive period have identified a woman they would like to trace.

Officers first received a report of a break-in at an address on Sycamore Avenue in Cleadon Park, South Shields, which happened between 8pm on Tuesday, December 22, and 4pm on Wednesday, December 23.

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Now they have issued a still taken from a CCTV system of a woman they hope can help inquiries into the two incidents.

Northumbria Police would like to speak to this woman as part of inquiries.Northumbria Police would like to speak to this woman as part of inquiries.
Northumbria Police would like to speak to this woman as part of inquiries.
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A force spokesperson today, Friday, February 12, said: “It was reported that an offender had broken into the house and stole a credit card – which was later used to purchase goods in Eldon Square, Newcastle.

“An investigation was launched immediately after the incident and police have now identified a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the offences.

“She was seen in the same shop where the stolen card was used in Eldon Square and could have valuable information that can assist our inquiries.”

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The woman, or anyone who recognises her, is asked to contact Northumbria Police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of its website or by calling 101 quoting log number 603 241220.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or through its online service via

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