Attempted robbery in Newcastle

07 Jan 2015 09:59 AM

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Newcastle.

It happened this morning, Wednesday, January 7, at around 8.30am at the Best One shop, on Baxter Avenue.

The offender made off from the premises empty handed and was described as wearing a black hoody.

 A staff member, aged in her 40s, has been taken to the RVI as a precaution.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attempted robbery or has any information to help is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191 quoting reference 0170 07/01/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.