AN IRISH man is wanted by police over a burglary in Stockton-on-Tees that left an elderly man and woman terrified.
Two men knocked on the door of the pensioners' home on Urlay Nook Road, Yarm, at around 1.30pm on Monday, January 18, before forcing their way into the property when a 78-year-old woman answered.
They searched the house and demanded money before threatening to harm an 80-year-old man, who was also at the house.
Around £1000 in cash was stolen, and the suspects drove off in a small black vehicle in the direction of Darlington.
The first man is described as around 30-years-old with dark hair, of big build with an Irish accent, and he smelt of alcohol.
The second man is described as aged between 50 and 60 years old, with a red face, taller and bigger than the first suspect, and wearing a flat cap.
Detective Constable Andrew Menzies from Stockton Volume Crime Team said that the incident left the elderly victims feeling terrified and vulnerable.
He said: “I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area of Urlay Nook Road or anyone who may have seen a small black vehicle in the area at around 1.30pm [on Monday] to get in touch with police.”
If you have information please contact Stockton Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.