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Robbery in Wallsend

20 Jan 2016 11:43 AM

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Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Wallsend.

It happened between 6.15pm and 6.30pm on Monday, January 18, when a 58-year-old woman was approached by two male youths as she walked her dog in Barnwood Close. The offenders demanded money from the woman and threatened her with a knife before making off with her purse.

The woman was left shaken by the incident but not injured.

The two offenders are described as being in their late teens and were wearing dark clothing with hoods up.

Detective Inspector Sharon Chatterton said: "We're appealing to anyone who may have been in or around Barnwood Close at the time of the robbery and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact us.

"It's believed a car was seen in Barnwood Close at the time of the robbery and we're keen to speak to the driver of this car as they may have vital information to help as a key witness.

"Enquiries into the robbery are ongoing and we have extra officers in the area speaking with people and offering reassurance.

"We urge anyone who may have information to help to contact police straight away."

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information to help is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 0841 18/01/16.