Sunderland man robbed at knife point in his own home

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POLICE are appealing for information after a man was threatened with a knife in a burglary in Sunderland.

At 9.08am on Saturday, October 18, police received a report that two men had knocked on the door of a house at Lynthorpe in Sunderland, and when the occupant answered they forced their way into the house.

One of the men threatened the occupant, a man aged in his late 20s, with a knife and the pair made off with the man’s property.

The victim suffered a minor injury and was left shaken following the incident.

The two men are described as white, both 6ft tall and of medium build and aged about 29 or 30. One was wearing dark jeans and a navy hooded top, and had a blue scarf covering his mouth and nose, while the other was wearing blue jogging bottoms and a blue tracksuit top.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the men in the area at the time or who has information about it to contact them on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 482 18/10/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.