The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby has been in Darlington for his last day of official engagements before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury in February.
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Mike Barton of Durham Police is the national policing lead for the programme, which aims to turn around thousands of lives.
Ian Carr was found by the occupants of the home and stayed there snoozing until the police arrived and woke him up.
A security guard was threatened with a knife as the pair stole a black cash box before making off in a waiting car.