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Man charged with robbery

02 Feb 2015 12:24 PM

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A man is to appear in court following a robbery in Sunderland.

Police were called to Paddy Power bookmakers on Derwent Street at 1.49pm on Sunday, February 1, following reports of a robbery.

Officers attended and found a man had entered the premises armed with a knife, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and left.

Following enquiries a 40 year-old man was arrested and charged with robbery and possessing a knife.

He is due to appear before Sunderland Magistrates Court on Monday, February 2.

Enquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 610 01/02/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.