Officers would like to speak to these men following a string of burglaries which have seen cash and alcohol taken from a restaurant.

There have been three incidents reported at Primavera, in Low Fell, Gateshead, in June and July. 

Officers investigating the break-ins at the Durham Road restaurant have released the images of two men they would like to trace.

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The first incident is reported to have happened between 10pm on June 9 and 10am the following day. 

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It is believed that an offender gained access to to the restaurant, damaging a window and CCTV equipment and stole alcohol and £50 in cash before leaving the area.

Then at 3.50am on June 13, Northumbria Police received a further report that an offender had gained access to the same premises. Another window was damaged and a "large quantity" of alcohol, worth £300 was taken.  

A third incident at the restaurant was then reported in which an offender has gained access between 2.30am and 2.40am on July 6, taking £300 worth of alcohol and a coat worth £50.

All three incidents were reported to police.

An investigation is underway and they are being treated as linked. 

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As part of their ongoing enquiries into the incidents, police have today (Friday) issued an appeal to the public, asking for their assistance.

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They have also issued the images of two men who were believed to have been in the area near Durham Road at the time of the incidents and could have information which can assist.

The men, or anyone who knows them, is asked to contact police by either calling 101 or using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting crime reference 078715R/22.

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