POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in Sunderland.
A 52-year-old man found an intruder in his home in Lawnswood, Houghton at 10.32pm on Tuesday, October 15.
The intruder had a knife and an altercation took place between the two men, and the resident suffered a minor injury. The man left the house after stealing a wallet and jewellery and the resident called the police. Officers attended and searched the area but the man had gone.
The offender is described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s, medium build, wearing blue jeans, a blue top and he spoke with a local accent.
Neighbourhood Inspector Lisa Musgrove said: “We have additional neighbourhood officers on patrol in this area to carry out enquiries and to reassure the community. This is an isolated incident and it is unusual for this type of offence to occur in this area.
“If residents have any information about this incident or have any concerns please speak to an officer.”
Police are appealing for witnesses anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.