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Burglars steal £14,000 Rolex watch after smashing their way into house in Sunderland

Queen Alexandra Road in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.
Queen Alexandra Road in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Two men are being hunted by police in Sunderland after smashing their way into a house and stealing a Rolex watch valued at £14,000.

At around 12.24am on Tuesday, July 24, police received a report that two men had broken into a property in Queen Alexandra Road in the city and stolen a number of items.

The offenders, believed to have been carrying a hammer, smashed through a patio door before stealing vehicle keys and a Rolex watch.

They then fled the scene on foot.

The victim was left shaken but uninjured by the incident.

A search of the area was conducted by police but so far they have been unable to trace the two men involved, plus a third man understood to have driven the suspects to the location.

Police would now like to speak to anybody who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the offence.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 017 240718 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Witnesses can also provide information online at www.northumbria.pnn.police.uk/contact or by emailing 3339@northumbria.pnn.police.uk.