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 Police are investigating an attempted burglary in Seaham


Officers were called to an address at around 9.35am this morning (November 28).

The suspect entered the property on Heathway via an unlocked door and made their way upstairs to search.

The owner who was downstairs, disturbed the suspect who ran downstairs and away from the property empty handed.

DC John Bates from Peterlee CID said: “This incident is an important reminder to members of the public to lock your doors even when you are in the house, or out in the garden.

“Opportunist thieves do target properties even when occupants are home.

“The public are advised to remain vigilant and if suspicious persons are seen trying door handles to contact police on 999.”

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 120 of November 28.