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 Appeal to trace Eastern European men following burglary


​WE'RE appealing for help to trace four Eastern European men in connection with a burglary.

Last Wednesday (February 13) between 8.15pm and 8.45pm, four men wearing balaclavas broke into a property on Wensley Close, in Ouston, Chester-le-Street 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. 

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