Robbery at newsagents

17 May 2016 10:00 AM

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Police are appealing for information after a robbery at a newsagents in South Shields.

The robbery happened at 7.50am on Saturday, May 14 at JVC News in Prince Edward Road. A man, whose face was covered, went into the store and brandished a knife at the shop assistant. He demanded money be handed over before making off with a quantity of cash.

The man left on a bike along Centenary Road in South Shields.

The shop assistant was not injured in the incident but was left shaken.

The offender is described as white, medium build, wearing a black hip length jacket with the whood pulled up and a grey/navy peaked cap underneath/ he had a black scarge covering his lower face, black adidas tracksuit bottoms with thick stripes down each leg and all black trainers or shoes.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 288 140516 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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