Burglaries in Northumberland

17 May 2016 10:10 AM

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Police are appealing for information after two burglaries in Northumberland.

The first happened between 7.30am and 5.55pm on Friday, May 13, when a man forced his way into a house in Castlefields Estate and made off with a quantity of jewellery.

The second happened between 4.40pm on Saturday, May 14 and 4.50pm on Sunday, May 15, when a man entered a house in Crofts Avenue, Hexham, via an unlocked door.  The man was disturbed by the resident before he made off empty handed.

The offender is described as a white man, 6ft tall and of medium build. He had blue eyes and was clean shaven wearing grey cargo style shorts with a grey long sleeved top.

Enquiries into both incidents are ongoing and anyone with information to help is asked to contact police.

Detective Sergeant, Jill Hall, of Northern CID, said: "Enquiries into both burglaries are underway and we have extra officers in the area carrying out patrols and speaking with residents to offer reassurance.

"At this stage we do not believe the two burglaries are linked and appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact us."

Anyone with information to help is asked to contact police on 101 quoting references 0822 14/05/16 / 0833 13/05/16 or call Crimestoppers on

0800 555 111.


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