FIVE men wearing balaclavas targeted a hotel car park and stole motorbikes belonging to guests.

Two Harley Davidsons were taken during the burglary at the Highfield Hotel in East Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring, in the early hours of Friday morning.

At around 5.18am on Friday, June 7, police received a report that five males, all wearing balaclavas, had stolen the bikes which belonged to guests who were staying at the hotel, before fleeing the scene.

Officers at Northumbria Police would like to hear from anyone who might have information about this incident, or who might have since seen the men or the vehicles in the surrounding area.

The bikes are both black Harley Davidsons with Dutch registration plates. One is a 2000 HD Dyna and the other is a 2003 anniversary model Dyna. 

They are also interested in hearing from anyone who might have dashcam footage from around the time of the theft.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police by calling 101, quoting reference 145 070619.