Police have released CCTV images following another distraction burglary in Middlesbrough, and an attempted one.
The first incident took place on Monday (July 23)The first incident took place on Monday 23rd June at Ernie’s News on Kings Road in North Ormesby. A man entered the store and made a purchase with a £20 note.
After taking his change he then asked the member of staff for a different £10 note with a different serial number. He engaged the member of staff in conversation and managed to persuade them to re-open the till and look for another serial number. However he was interrupted by another staff member and left without anything.
On Monday 14th July a man attended One Stop, also on Kings Road in North Ormesby, and made a purchase. Again, when he received his change the man asked for a different £10 note. He was able to persuade the lone member of staff to open the till and was able to lean over the counter and hold the money. Whilst doing this he managed to steal £70 cash.
Protests are expected in Newcastle and Middlesbrough today to show solidarity with people affected by the current conflict in Gaza.
Both events are planned to start at 11.30am. The one on Teesside will begin at the One Life Centre on Linthorpe Road. Meanwhile, the protest in Newcastle will start at the City Pool on Northumberland Road.
This comes after a vigil was held outside Grey's Monument in Newcastle on Tuesday 15th July.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision involving a scooter and a 21-year-old pedestrian in Middlesbrough.
It happened at around 6.30pm on Linthorpe Road towards Albert Road on July 22.
Two people remain in hospital. The rider of the scooter suffered serious head injuries, internal injuries and lacerations. He is in a “critical” condition. The pedestrian suffered a broken foot and lacerations. He is in a “stable” condition.