A teenager has been jailed for 28 weeks after a restaurant in North Tyneside was burgled.
Connor Sproat, 19, of Esplanade Avenue in Whitley Bay, was convicted of burglary at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on 7 March.
Sproat stole cash and alcohol from Turknaz Restaurant on North Parade in Whitley Bay in the early hours of 27 February.
"We are committed to tackling burglary whether it occurs at businesses or homes in North Tyneside.
"Bringing offenders before the courts remains a priority for us and we will not stop targeting those we believe to be responsible for such crimes which we know causes concern in our communities.
"We want to make sure offenders are caught and face the consequences of their actions."
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a Metro station in North Tyneside.
The girl was with her friend when she was approached by a man at the Whitley Bay station, at 11.30pm on August 28. She was groped after the man engaged both girls in conversation.
The man then got on the Metro with them before taking the same replacement bus service and leaving in the Palmersville area of North Tyneside.
Police believe the man pictured in this CCTV image could help them with their investigation.
The man pictured was in the area at the time. If you recognise the man or are a witness yourself, you are asked to contact police on 101.
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Police are advising shoppers to take extra care of their valuables after a wallet was stolen in a North Tyneside supermarket.
The theft happened at the Morrisons store on Hillheads Road in Whitley Bay on September 24.
An 82-year-old woman had left her bag on the shopping trolley while in the store. A thief stole her wallet containing bank cards and used them to steal cash from her bank account.
Officers are making enquiries at the store and are checking CCTV.
"We want to remind shoppers, both in town centres and supermarkets, to make sure they keep a close eye on their wallets and purses at all times
"Valuables should be kept in zipped compartments and it's vital that nothing is left unattended in trolleys or out of sight. Unfortunately opportunist thieves do operate and by taking crime prevention steps people can reduce their risk of falling victim to such a crime.
"If anyone sees suspicious behaviour in a shop or witnesses a theft taking place, they should contact police straight away."
Anyone with information should call police on 101.
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