07/06/2017 Hartlepool

Appeal for Witnesses Following Aggravated Burglary in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary occurred at a property on Malcolm Road in Hartlepool.

The incident happened at around 9:15pm on Monday 5th June, when it is believed that two men were dropped off by a taxi outside the property before forcing their way inside and threatening the occupants with a bladed weapon.

The suspects were in the property between 5 – 10 minutes, officers believe that the taxi had waited outside.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and other related offences. He was subsequently released from custody whilst enquiries continue.

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information regarding the two men or the taxi is asked to contact Detective Inspector Chris Stoddart on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.