Masked robbers ransack elderly man's home

Three masked robbers have assaulted an elderly man and ransacked his home.

The three men armed with crowbars, forced their way into the victim’s home, demanded money and assaulted the occupant.

The incident happened in Staindrop Road, West Auckland at about 6pm last night.

The suspects, who were wearing blue boiler suits and masks, left the scene in a dark coloured car.

This was a nasty assault on an elderly gentleman and we would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious to call us immediately.

– Detective Constable Clare Lambert, Durham Police