Two arrested following aggravated burglary

10 Jan 2015 12:46 PM

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Police have arrested two men following an aggravated burglary in South Tyneside.

At just after 7.40pm, on Friday, January 9, police received a report of three men, one armed with a machete, forcing their way into an address on Lindisfarne Road, in Hebburn.

The men forced open the front door but were unable to get any further into the property via an internal door.

The men, all wearing dark clothing, made off from the scene empty handed in the direction of Finchale and Elmsfield Road. No-one was injured as a result of the incident.

Following enquiries, police have arrested two men, aged 41 and 25, on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

Enquiries into the incident are continuing today and officers are patrolling the area to speak to witnesses and provide reassurance to residents.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1121 09/01/15 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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