Police appeal to trace men following burglary in which £4,000 and $6,000 Hong Kong dollars were taken

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in which thousands of pounds and foreign currency were taken.

Monday, 18th February 2019, 2:41 pm
Updated Monday, 18th February 2019, 4:47 pm
A police officer.

Officers in Chester-le-Street say they are hoping to trace four Eastern European men in connection with the incident.

Last Wednesday, February 13, between 8.15pm and 8.45pm, four men wearing balaclavas broke into a property on Wensley Close, in Ouston, and stole £4,000 cash and $6,000 Hong Kong dollars.

The men, who are described as being of Eastern European origin, made off towards St Benet’s Way in the town.

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The dollars were stolen in denominations of $1,000, $500 and $100.

A post on the Chester-le-Street Police Facebook page read: "We’re urging anyone who may have seen a man or men exchanging large amounts of Hong Kong dollars to come forward."

Anyone with any information should call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 468 of February 13.