Man arrested for burglary after intruder was caught 'snacking on cookies'

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A suspect has been arrested after a man burst into an 89-year-old's home and helped himself to a packet of cookies.

The 31-year-old man was held after officers apparently found him sitting on a sofa at a property in Kenton, Newcastle.

Police were called after a man knocked on the elderly resident's door, and allegedly forced his way into the house.

The resident rang 999 and Northumbria Police said officers were "stunned" when they found the suspected intruder snacking on cookies.

 

 

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and remains in custody.

Detective Constable Bob Wilson, of the Central Burglary Team, said: "Thankfully the elderly gentleman did not suffer any injuries during the incident.

"However, he was really scared by what happened as he was on his own at the time and had no way of protecting himself against this stranger who was in his home.

"An investigation has been launched into the circumstances as to why the man entered the property but he remains in custody at this time.

"If anyone did see someone acting suspiciously in the Kenton area then I would ask them to contact the burglary team by calling 101."