Police are investigating after a mobile phone was stolen from a van in Northumberland.
It happened about 3.30pm on Monday, September 1, when the Renault van was parked at the Asda supermarket at Cowpen Road in Blyth.
A man was seen to smash the window of the van which was parked in the taxi bay at the supermarket, and steal a phone from inside. The stolen phone is a white Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
Police are appealing for witnesses to this theft to contact them on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 814 01/09/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are reminding motorists to lock it or lose it – take a few moments to ensure their vehicles are locked when leaving them, even if only for a few minutes, and that all valuables are removed from the vehicle and nothing is left on display.
The advice is part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave, aimed at tackling opportunist thieves across the force and promoting crime prevention advice.
More crime prevention information can be found at the force website at http://www.northumbria.police.uk/vehiclesecurity