Four arrested after attempted shop robbery

12 Jan 2015 12:28 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a shop robbery in Northumberland.

It happened at 6.22pm on Sunday, January 11, when a man went into Vermas general dealers at Durban Street in Blyth. A staff member was assaulted during the robbery and was treated at hospital for minor injuries. The suspect made off empty handed.

Following enquiries, four men (aged 24, 20, 19, 19) were arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted robbery. They are currently in custody helping with enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 819 11/01/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.