Two armed and masked men target Sunderland home

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Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Sunderland.

At around 12.20am on Sunday October 12, police received a report that two men had entered an address on Polmuir Road, Plans Farm wearing masks and armed with knives.

They threatened the occupant before leaving with property from inside.

Police say no one was injured as a result of the incident.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary. He is currently helping police with enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Nick Lawrance, from Northumbria Police’s Major Crime Team, said: “We understand an incident like this will cause concern among the community.

“Thankfully no-one was hurt as a result of it and I’d like to reassure residents that we believe this to be an isolated incident.

“We have made one arrest and are conducting enquiries to make further arrests in connection with this incident.

“We also have officers in the area today and anyone with concerns should speak to them.

“We’d like to hear from anyone who may have seen the men in the street either before or after the incident as they may have key information to assist with our ongoing enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191 quoting log number 29 12/10/14 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.#####

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