Witness appeal after aggravated burglary in Gateshead

18 Dec 2017 00:00 AM

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Police are appealing for information after a burglary at an address in Gateshead.

At about 9.20pm, Sunday December 17, police received a report of a robbery at an address on Oakwood Gardens in Lobley Hill.

A man entered the rear of the address and approached the occupant, an 84-year-old man, inside the house and made threats with a knife.

The victim refused to hand over any money and chased the offender out of the house where the offender made off down a back path leading under the A1.

The victim sustained injuries to his hand during the incident and is currently receiving medical treatment.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are keen to trace any witnesses or anyone with any information.

Extra patrols are being carried out in the area and police want to reassure members of the public that this is an isolated incident.

The offender is described as being around 5ft 9in tall, white, medium build, with black crew cut hair and stubble. He was young in age and wearing a black tracksuit with white stripes on the arms and a hood.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 994 17/12/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.