Thief smashes car window to steal laptop left inside

A LAPTOP computer has been stolen from the footwell of a car in Wallsend.

The vehicle was broken into around 2.30pm Monday when it was parked in Atkinson Terrace.

The offender smashed the window of the car and stole the computer before making off towards Carville Gardens.

The laptop is a Hewlett Packard NC6320, serial number CNU7101T6Y.

Anyone who was in the area and who saw anything suspicious, or has been offered the laptop for sale should call 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.