LIGHTS THEFT: Youths were chased by a homeowner after they stole two solar powered lights from his garden on Glaisdale Gardens, Shildon, at 10pm on Friday, April 26. The youths escaped as they ran towards Cleveland Avenue. Anyone who can help with police enquiries should contact Shildon police on 101.

BIKE THEFT: Thieves stole a black Saracen mountain bike which was chained to a lamp post on Burke Street, Shildon. Two males were seen running away with the bike towards Main Street at 4.55pm on Saturday, April 27. Anyone who can help with police enquiries should contact Shildon police on 101.