19/01/2016 Stockton

Burglary in Yarm Leaves Elderly Victims Terrified

Police are appealing for information after a burglary which left an elderly man and woman terrified.

The incident took place at an address on Urlay Nook Road, Yarm, at around 1.30pm yesterday, Monday 18th January.

Two male suspects knocked on the door of the address and forced their way in when a 78-year-old woman answered. They then searched the house and demanded money before making threats to harm a man, aged in his eighties, who was also in the address.

The suspects took around £1000 in cash and left in a small black vehicle which drove off on Urlay Nook Road towards Darlington.

The first male is described as around 30-years-old with dark hair, of big build with an Irish accent. He smelt of alcohol.
The second male is described as aged between 50 and 60 years old, with a red face and much taller and bigger than the first suspect. He was wearing a flat cap.

Detective Constable Andrew Menzies from Stockton Volume Crime Team said: “This incident has left the elderly victims feeling terrified and vulnerable. The men threatened the elderly man and stole approximately £1000 in cash before making off in a small, black vehicle.

“I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area of Urlay Nook Road or anyone who may have seen a small black vehicle in the area at around 1.30pm yesterday to get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident or those responsible is asked to contact DC Andrew Menzies at Stockton Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org