RESIDENTS in Ponteland have been warned of thieves targeting garages and sheds.
Police received a report that a bike had been stolen from a garage in Beechwood Place sometime between noon on Monday and 10am on Tuesday.
A further burglary was reported in the same street, where a shed was broken into and a Stihl saw taken between 11.15am on Saturday and 6.15pm on Tuesday.
Officers will be carrying out patrols in the area to reassure residents and act as a deterrent.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, ext 69191, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.