A car was found on fire a week after it had been stolen during a burglary at Garden City Villas, Ashington.
The red 61-reg Vauxhall Corsa was taken on July 23, but was discovered on fire in Sycamore Street on July 31.
Acting Sergeant Les Robson said: “We’re working to establish who was involved in the burglary, where the car has been and how it came to be on fire.
“Extra patrols are being carried out to reassure local residents.”
Contact police on 101 ext 69191 with information.