04/11/2016 Hartlepool

Appeal for Witnesses Following an Attempted Burglary on Longfellow Walk in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information after an attempted burglary at a bungalow on Longfellow Walk in Hartlepool.

The incident occurred at around 8:20pm on Tuesday 1st November when the female occupant of the property noticed some wire poking through the letterbox. When the occupant attempted to pull the wire out, it was pulled from the other side of the door and the suspects made off.

It is believed that these people may have been trying to use the wire to retrieve car keys through the letterbox.

Two males were noticed running from the area at the time of the offence and officers would like to speak with them as they may be able to assist with enquiries.

These males are described as aged in their teens, both between 5 ft 4” and 5 ft 6 “ tall and they were both wearing black tracksuits. One was wearing a black woolly hat with light writing on the front.

Officers would like to warn people to keep their valuables and car keys out of sight and out of reach of potential burglars.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who can identify the two males is asked to contact Detective Constable Simon Clark on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.