Appeal after Easington burglary

02 Jan 2015 12:38 PM

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Police investigating a burglary in Easington Lane are making a fresh appeal for witnesses.

It happened at 7pm on Monday, December 15, in Lyons Avenue, when a man went into the house through a back door where he was disturbed by the occupant, an elderly man.

The offender threatened the occupant with a knife before making off empty handed.

Enquiries are continuing to be carried out into the burglary and it's believed the offender was wearing camouflage clothing and may have been hanging around the area before the burglary took place.

Detective Sergeant Simon Auty said: "We're continuing to make enquiries into this burglary and are making a new appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

"Thankfully the occupant wasn't injured but he was left extremely shaken.

"I'd urge anyone who was in Easington Lane on the afternoon and evening of Monday, December 15, who saw anything in this area to contact police.

"We're particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a man dressed in camouflage clothing in the area."

Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1022 151214 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.