Motorcyclist sought over Sunderland petrol thefts
Northumbria Police officers are seeking a motorcyclist who has been filling up at petrol stations and then leaving without paying for the fuel.
Fifteen such incidents have been reported in the Sunderland and South Tyneside areas over the past two days.
In all cases a red Honda off-road motorbike was involved.
Neighbourhood officers will also visit petrol stations across Sunderland, where most of the incidents took place, warning them to be vigilant.