Man hunted over attempted burglary at home of Sunderland woman, 87

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OLD people are being warned to be on their guard after an attempted burglary at a pensioner’s home in Sunderland.

The incident happened at an 87-year-old’s address woman in the Fulwell area between 2.45pm and 3pm on Tuesday, February 10.

Details have only just been release by Northumbria Police.

A man came to her door, invited himself into her home and went into the living room.

He stayed a few minutes before leaving and walking off towards Fulwell Road.

Nothing was stolen during the incident, but police are treating it as attempted burglary.

The intruder was about 35, 6ft to 6ft 6ft 2in tall, and was wearing a black woolly beanie-type hat, a grey puffer coat and jeans.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact them.

Officers are also reminding residents - particularly the elderly - that they should not let anyone into their home unless you have checked their identification.

Genuine callers will not mind waiting while their identification is checked.

They will also not mind being asked to come back at a different time so their identification can be checked, or while arrangements are made for a relative or friend to be present.

Anyone with information on the Fulwell incident is asked to call police on 101, ext 69191, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.