A woman was left terrified after being contronted with an armed man in her own home.
The female victim was alone in her house in Swainby Road, Trimdon Village, when she was confronted by an unknown male who was in the kitchen of her property.
He fled from the scene without harming the woman.
The incident happened on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, at around 6.15pm.
Durham Police officers are currently investigating the aggrevated burglary and said the male is described as being around 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins in height, of slim build, possibly mid to late teens in age and was carrying a knife.
This male made off out of the rear door of the home, stealing an amount of petty cash in the process.
Officers said the victim, although not physically harmed, was left extremely shaken by her ordeal.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Durham Police and quote DHM-31122015-0326.