WOULD-BE robbers who threatened a South Shields woman in her own home are today being hunted by police.
The incident happened just before 7pm last night when the victim, in her 40s, was confronted by three men who forced their way into her home in Agricola Court.
They threatened her and demanded she hand over cash, but they left when nothing was handed over, running off in the direction of Mile End Road.
The woman suffered minor injuries in the altercation and was left shaken. No weapons were involved.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, but police are appealing for witnesses.
Detective Sergeant Steve Carter said: “Three men went into the house and threatened the occupant before leaving without any property.
“The woman suffered minor injuries in the incident and was obviously shocked by what happened.
“One man has been arrested and is helping us with inquiries, but we are appealing for witnesses to the incident.
“Anyone who saw suspicious activity around the address, or who has information about the people responsible, is asked to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
Extra patrols are taking place in the area to reassure residents and gather information.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.