Police are reminding residents to be vigilant after reports of burglaries in north Northumberland.
Between midday on Monday, October 7, and 10.30am on Wednesday, October, 9, thieves forced the locks from an outbuilding at Woodbridge Farm in Millfield.
Between 5pm on Tuesday, October 8, and midday on Thursday, October 10, locks were forced from an outhouse at Branxton Hill Farm.
Nothing was stolen in either case and it’s believed those involved may have used a vehicle.
Anyone who saw suspicious activity around these addresses or has information about who is responsible, is asked to contact police.
Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Garrick said: “We’re carrying out inquiries into these offences and would ask anyone with information to get in touch.
“I’d also like to remind residents to be vigilant, ensure their homes and outbuildings, including sheds and garages, are locked at all times to prevent opportunist thieves taking advantage.
“It’s also important residents report any suspicious sightings to police straight away and always try to get registration numbers of suspicious vehicles and pass them on to officers so we can investigate.”
The advice comes as part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave, targeting opportunist thieves and promoting crime prevention advice.
For more crime prevention information visit the force website at www.northumbria.police.uk
Police can be contacted on 101. To report a crime ongoing dial 999.