Appeal Following Aggravated Burglary in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at an address in Hartlepool.

The incident took place at around 1.30am on Thursday 12th January when two males forced their way into a property on Sharp Crescent in Hartlepool.

The 79-year-old lone male occupant was threatened with a crowbar before being forced to hand over a substantial amount of cash. The two suspects then made off.

Officers have today arrested a 44-year-old man from the Hartlepool area on suspicion of aggravated burglary. He remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mark Haworth on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.