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Man arrested after being found eating biscuits in pensioner's home

12 Sep 2018 13:00 PM

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A man has been arrested after police found in the home of an 89-year-old pensioner - eating a packet of biscuits.
The 31-year-old suspect was taken into custody by police after he was found sitting on the sofa inside a property on Kirkwood Drive in Kenton.
It had been reported that the man had knocked on the door of the elderly occupant after being seen loitering in the area.
When the pensioner answered the door he allegedly forced his way in and entered the man's home.
The concerned victim immediately rang police who dispatched officers to the property.
But they were stunned when they arrived at the house and found the suspected intruder snacking on a packet of cookies.
He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and currently remains in custody.
Detective Constable Bob Wilson, of the Central Burglary Team, said: "Thankfully the elderly gentleman did not suffer any injuries during the incident.
"However, he was really scared by what happened as he was on his own at the time and had no way of protecting himself against this stranger who was in his home.
"An investigation has been launched into the circumstances as to why the man entered the property but he remains in custody at this time.
"If anyone did see someone acting suspiciously in the Kenton area then I would ask them to contact the burglary team by calling 101."
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 10 12/09/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also report information online at www.northumbria.police.uk/contact or by emailing central.intelligence@northumbria.pnn.police.uk.