84-year-old woman robbed

24 May 2016 13:00 PM

HSBC robbery [View Full Size]

Police are appealing for information after an 84-year-old woman was robbed in South Tyneside.

The incident happened on Saturday May 21 at 3.40pm. The woman was using the cash machine at HSBC in Fowler Street in South Shields when the offender attempted to take the money as it came out of the cashpoint.

A witness chased the offender who made off without the cash.

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

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses. To help with enquiries police have released an image of a man in the area at the time who officers are keen to speak to as he may be able to help with information.

The man or anyone who recognises or has information about the incident is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 832 210516 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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