Aggravated burglary in Sunderland
Dated: 03 Apr 2012
Police have arrested a man after an aggravated burglary in Sunderland.
At 6:28pm on Monday, April 2, police received a report of two men having forced their way into a house near Saltburn Road and threatening the occupant with a knife.
They then stole a small quantity of cash before fleeing the address.
The occupant was left shaken but uninjured.
The first man is described as being white, around 5ft 9, in his late teens to early twenties and was wearing a red jacket, dark jogging bottoms and light coloured trainers.
The second man is white, around 5ft 9 to 5ft 10 inches tall, of solid build - around 17 / 18 stone - and in his late 40's or early 50's. He had a square chin with dark and grey coloured stubble. He was wearing a grey beanie hat, blue jeans, a dark blue jacket and dark work boots.
Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Pickett said: "We have neighbourhood officers in the area carrying out patrols and speaking to residents.
"One man has been arrested in connection with the burglary and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
"I'd appeal for anyone with any information to come forward and contact us as soon as possible."
Officers have arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated burglary and enquiries are ongoing into the incident.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and who witnessed anything is asked to contact them on 101 ext 69191.