Police probing house break-in

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a burglary at a couple’s home.

Peterlee CID are investigating a break-in at a house in Holmhill Gardens, in Easington Colliery.

Police say intruders forced entry into the house through a patio door while the occupants were asleep in bed.

A burgundy XD laptop worth £500 was taken, along with various sentimental items of jewellery, including a watch, an engagement ring and a wedding ring.

The incident happened some time over night between Monday and Tuesday.

Anyone with information regarding the break-in is asked to call Peterlee CID on 0345 6060365 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.