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Burglary in Gateshead

November 19, 2012, 3:31 pm

At 7.15pm on Friday November 16 a man was at his home on Parkhead Gardens, Winlaton, when he heard a knock at his front door.

Answering the door, he was confronted by four men who forced their way in to the house. He was pushed into the living room before the men ransacked the house.

As the men searched his house he was able to call police and the offenders made off.

Detective Inspector Deborah Alderson said: “This is a particularly aggressive domestic burglary. Thankfully, the occupant was not injured during the ordeal and in fact he showed excellent composure in quickly contacting the police.

“We have been making a number of enquiries over the weekend and specifically targeted our patrols in the area to reassure local residents.”

The first man is described as white, of medium to heavy build, in his late teens to early 20s with a local accent. He was wearing a black waterproof style coat with a blue circle emblem on the right chest with the hood pulled over his head, a black scarf wrapped around his face with only eyes showing, black trousers, black shoes and gloves.

The second man was white, of thin build, 5’10”, in his late teens to early 20s, with a local accent. He was wearing same type of jacket as the first man and had a scarf across his face, black trousers and gloves.

The third and fourth man were both wearing dark style jackets with hoods up.

Reports have been received that a white motor vehicle with tinted windows was seen circling in the Parkhead Estate around 7.20pm and police are keen to speak to anyone with information about this vehicle.

While in the house they stole jewellery, including a gold band with a ruby in the centre and two diamonds on either side, a Queen Victoria Sovereign on a gold belcher style necklace, a Royal Albert gold chain, a gold ring with Emerald stone surrounded by diamonds and an Accurist ladies gold watch

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact officers in Gateshead on the 101 non-emergency number, ext. 69191, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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