Attempted burglary in Fulwell

03 Mar 2015 12:08 PM

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Police are reminding residents to be on their guard following an attempted burglary in Sunderland.

It happened at an address of a 87-year-old woman in the Fulwell area between 2.45pm and 3pm on Tuesday, February 10

A unknown man came to her door and then invited himself into her home and went into her living room. He stayed a few minutes before leaving and walking towards Fulwell Road.  Nothing was stolen during the incident.

He is described as a white man aged around 35 years, approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was wearing a black woolly beanie type hat a grey puffer coat and a pair of jeans.

Police are appealing for witnesses anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

Officers are also reminding residents do not let anyone in your home unless you have checked their identification. Genuine callers will not mind waiting while their identification is checked.

Genuine callers will also not mind being asked to come back at a different time so their identification can be checked or while arrangements are made for a relative or friend to be present when they return.

For further information search Northumbria Police Bogus Callers on-line or follow @NorthumbriaPol #OpStrongbow.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 709 of 10/02/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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