A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man and a woman who failed to turn up to court - in Newscastle.
Northumbria Police are hunting for James Patterson, 32, and Karen Coombes, who are believed to be in Sussex.
The pair, both from the Bradford area, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary after a number of distraction burglaries across the UK in 2012.
They were due to attend Newcastle Crown Court on February 11 but failed to appear.
Anyone who knows of their whereabouts is asked to call Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111. Calls may be made anonymously and treated in the strictest of confidence.