Woman attacked confronting burglars outside home

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Photo by by smlp.co.uk under Creative Commons Licence

A Jesmond woman was attacked after confronting three male burglars when they robbed her house on Wednesday 27th February.

The woman, in her 20s, was in her bedroom in her shared house on Albury Road when an unknown male entered the house at 3:10pm.

The man entered the room, but swore and exited after being deterred by her presence.

She followed him out of the house, where she saw him getting into a parked car, which she believes was a new-looking white or silver Skoda.

She saw items taken from her house to the car, including a Dell laptop, an iPod and games consoles.

The woman approached the car and shouted at the man to stop when a second man grabbed her by the neck and pushed her to the ground. The car then sped off down Albury Road.

The woman was not injured, but has been left shaken by what happened.

Three males were involved in the burglary and attack. The victim has described the man who entered the house as white, in his early 20s, around 5’10” tall, of medium build, with short dark hair, with a “baby-faced” complexion.

He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, a white t-shirt and bright blue tracksuit bottoms.

The second man, who physically attacked the victim, has been described as white, aged around 25 or 26, over 6′ tall, of stocky build with large shoulders and dark stubble, wearing a dark jacket.

The third man, the driver, is believed to be in his 30s with short dark hair and a deep voice.

A Skoda was later found burnt out in Burnstones, West Denton, but police have been unable to confirm at this stage whether it was the same vehicle.

Detective Inspector Dave Culverwell said: “This was a traumatic event for the woman involved. She behaved in a very brave manner in following this man out of her house and then raising the alarm, despite being attacked in the process. I would appeal to anyone with information about these three men to contact officers at once.”