Armed robbery North Shields

09 Jan 2015 22:18 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in North Shields.

It happened at the Sun Lounge on Verne Road at 7.45pm on Friday, January 9.

One man entered the shop, armed with a machete and demanded cash before making off. No one was injured during the incident but staff were left shaking.

The offender is described as male, 5ft10 of slim build and was wearing a black jacket with blue jeans and white trainers.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact them.

Additional uniformed police patrols are currently in the area to carry out enquires and to reassure local residents.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1132 09/01/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.