Three men arrested after shop burglary

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THREE men have been arrested after aggravated burglary in Houghton.

At around 7.30pm yesterday, three men forced their way into Milano Fashions, in Newbottle Street.

The men made off with a number of items, including a handbag, purse, watch, laptop and cash.

It’s believed they had their faces covered and were in possession of a knife.

No-one was injured in the incident.

Three men aged 32, 33 and 35, have been arrested in connection with the burglary.

Officers are in the area carrying out inquiries and offering reassurance to the local community.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1119 201214 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.