An elderly man has been burgled whilst sitting in his living room.
Three men turned off the electricity via the external meter box before entering the man's home on Lee Terrace, Shotton Colliery around 9.45pm on Monday, March 12.
A Durham Police spokesman said: "The victim left his disabled grandson in the living room whilst he entered the kitchen with a torch. He found three men inside.
"The suspects have then demanded money to which the victim has said he had none.
"Two of the three suspects then made their way upstairs making an untidy search of the property whilst the other suspect supervised the victim.
"All three men have then left the home without any property and fled, possibly by motorbike, in an unknown direction."
Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Police on 101, quoting reference number 446 of March 12.