Sneak-thief warning

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POLICE have urged people to keep their doors and windows locked after a sneak-in burglary.

A bag was stolen from inside a home in Cottingwood Lane, Morpeth, after the thief sneaked in through an unlocked door.

The bag contained cash and personal documents and was later recovered from the river.

The incident took place between 10pm on Monday, June 17, and 8am the following day.

Officers are carrying out patrols in the area and are speaking to residents about crime prevention advice.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact police on 101, ext 69191, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.