An investigation is underway following reports of a theft in Houghton.
It’s after a couple of incidents where cars were damaged in the early hours of yesterday.
Police reporting to the scene said that vandals were targeting Ford Fiesta’s and Vauxhall Corsa’s, causing damage and stealing the rear bumpers.
Witnesses said the suspects were two boys wearing tracksuits.
One car also had both wing mirrors torn off and the duo were stopped from causing more damage by neighbours.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said:
“Police are appealing for information after reports of a theft in Sunderland.
“At around 1.36am on Monday (August 6) police received a report that the bumper of a parked car had been stolen on Oak Avenue in Houghton le Spring.
“It is believed the offence could have occurred at around 1.08am.
“The offenders have then left the scene.
“Anyone with information, or who knows those responsible, is encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting reference 85 06/08/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”