Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Sunderland have launched an appeal for information.
At 11.37pm on Tuesday (January 8), police received a report that a group of masked individuals had entered an address on Oxford Square and were believed to be carrying a hammer.
When confronted by the occupant, the group made off empty-handed. Thankfully, nobody was injured.
An investigation has been launched into the incident, and police are now eager to hear from any witnesses who saw anything suspicious at the time of the burglary.
Officers are especially keen to hear from residents near the junction between Falmouth Road and Oxford Square – where the group of individuals are believed to have gathered at around 11.30pm, shortly before the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1074 080119 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.