Police in Tynemouth have arrested a man after he was caught trying car door handles.
Police received a report of a man trying car door handles in Park Crescent East, Park Avenue and Park Terrace, in the early hours of this morning.
Officers who were on patrol in the area arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of theft. He remains in police custody.
Inspector Gary Jones is urging anyone who witnesses anything that raises suspicions to always report it to police.
He said: "I would like to thank residents in the area for coming forward with this information. Any information we receive from the public may be helpful when investigating incidents or reports and these people were right to report their concerns to police.
"I would ask anyone in our community who has any concerns or witnesses anything untoward, to report it to police. There may be a simple explanation to the behaviour but there is no harm in reporting it to make officers aware."
Contact police on 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.