Tyne & Wear

Knife-wielding men burgle South Shields house

Two men armed with Stanley knives and wearing balaclavas have burgled a house on South Tyneside.

They made threats before taking jewellery and running off. It happened on Hogarth Road, South Shields at just after 20:15 BST on Friday.

The householder was shaken but not injured, Northumbria Police said.

The force said it appeared to be an isolated incident but that officers were on patrol to reassure concerned residents.

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