Arrest made after thugs storm house in attempted robbery

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery which saw thugs burst into a house and threaten the householder.

The man was arrested in Trimdon Colliery, with help from the serious crime team, after the alleged incident, which took place in Meadow Road, Trimdon Village.

The male has been bailed pending further inquiries, and two other suspects are still to be caught.

The Mail reported last week that the victim was left “extremely shaken” after men burst into the house and threatened him with violence in a bid to steal money.

But the three-man gang fled empty-handed when the victim shouted for help in the incident, on October 12.

Any witnesses should call Sedgefield Neighbourhood Policing Team or the serious crime team on 101, quoting DHM-12102014-0432.