18/09/2019

Appeal after suspected ram raid in Stockton

Police are seeking information and sightings of three men after a suspected ram raid in Stockton.

Thousands of pounds worth of phones and electronic equipment are suspected stolen from the ‘Fone Fix’ store in Wellington Square.

 

Officers were called at around 12:20am this morning (Wednesday 18th September) following reports of an alleged ram raid on the store.

It is believed three men in a Nissan X-Trail were responsible for the incident.

The driver of the vehicle is described as being a white male in his late 30s-early 40s and was wearing a dark top and dark-coloured baseball cap.

A second male is described as white, medium build and in his 20s/30s. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, dark padded jacket, black jogging bottoms and grey trainers.

The third male is also described as white, with a slim build, prominent nose and thought to be aged in his early 30s. He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up and navy jogging bottoms with three white stripes down the side. He had socks pulled up over the bottom of the jogging bottoms and dark trainers.

Officers later recovered the Nissan vehicle on Rosedale Avenue in Middlesbrough.

In total seven phones, a grey iPad Air 2 and a white Lenovo laptop are suspected stolen. Six Bluetooth i12 earpods, new and in their boxes, were also reported stolen as well as 12 black powerbanks for the iPhone 7+ and four MacBook charging cables.

A number of distinctive phones were stolen including:

-a coral coloured iPhone XR
-a blue Samsung A10
-a rose gold iPhone 7.

Other stolen phones were: a silver iPhone 6; black Samsung Galaxy J3; Samsung S9 black; rose gold iPhone 6s. The till from the store was also taken – a black Casio model containing around £100 in cash.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PSI Knapp at Cleveland Police on 101, quoting event number 160783.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.