Attempted shop robbery

18 Mar 2015 09:57 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at a South Tyneside newsagents.

It happened at 9.32am on Tuesday, March 17, at Simonside News in Stanhope Road. A man entered the store and threatened staff with a knife but left empty handed, he made off with two other man who remained outside. 

No one was injured during the incident, but staff were shocked.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries in the area and a 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently in custody.

Police are also looking for the two other men who was outside the shop while the incident took place. 

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

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 216 of 17/03/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.