Officers investigating a burglary have released images of three men who they would like to trace.
It was reported that an offender gained entry to the house and stole a handbag which contained the victim’s bank cards – as well as £40 in cash and house keys.
A short time after the burglary, the bank cards were fraudulently used in two premises in the Southwick area of Sunderland on the same day.
As part of their ongoing enquiries, officers have today (Thursday, July 27) issued images of three men who they would like to speak to in connection with the report.
They were seen in the shops at the time that the card was used and may have information that would assist the investigation.
The men, or anyone who recognises them, is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting crime number 047397C/23.