Attempted robbery in Newcastle

25 Feb 2015 10:14 AM

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

At 6:15pm on Tuesday, February 24, a man entered the S A Shariff shop in Wellfield Road and demanded a member of staff hand over cash.

The man was carrying a BB gun which he threatened the staff member with, however the staff member took it from him.

The offender then fled the scene empty handed. He is described as around 5ft 8ins tall, around 18-years-old and wearing a dark blue hooded jacket, dark blue jogging bottoms and black trainers. He was wearing a blue scarf to cover his face

No one was injured during the incident and extra officers are carrying out patrols in the area.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and police are appealing for anyone who was in Wellfield Road around the time of the incident and saw anything to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 845 25/02/15.