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Elderly Newcastle man threatened during break and enter


Hunter police are appealing for information after an elderly man was threatened during an aggravated break and enter in Newcastle this morning.

About 4.20am on Friday 8 April, emergency services were called to Fussell Street, Birmingham Gardens.

It followed reports four males had forced entry to a home and threatened the elderly occupant with a hockey stick.

Police have been told the 77-year-old man was intimidated before his Kia Cerato was stolen.

Thankfully, the gentleman was not injured.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene and started inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As part of the investigation, police located four males standing next to a Kia on Mordue Parade, Jesmond, about 6.10am on Friday 8 April, before they fled the scene.

After a short foot pursuit, one male – aged 16 – was arrested and taken to Waratah Police Station.

Despite a search of the area, the other three men were not located.

As inquiries continue, police have released descriptions of three males they believe may be able to assist with their investigations.

Two of them are described as being of Caucasian appearance and wearing black hoodies.

A third male is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance and wearing a grey hoodie.

Anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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