Three people have been arrested following two incidents in the Byker area where vulnerable people were targeted by thieves.
In the first incident, 38-year-old Louise Wood entered an elderly man's home in Byker wall who is reliant on help from neighbours to get money from his account to pay his bills.
She then distracted him and stole his bank card before going to a cash machine nearby and withdrawing £250 with an accomplice.
Louise Wood was charged with theft and her co-accused, a 29-year-old man, was charged with handling stolen goods and theft.
In a second incident in April of this year, another vulnerable man in the Byker Wall had his Playstation console stolen from him by a 36-year-old man who was subsequently identified and charged with theft.