Attempted robbery in Sunderland

18 Jun 2016 10:15 AM

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

Around 7:10pm on Friday, June 17, a man entered the Subway sandwich shop in Chester Road armed with a knife.

He threatened the member of staff and demanded money before fleeing the store empty handed.

The offender is thought to be white, in his 20s, around 5ft 5ins tall and was wearing a black jacket with a grey scarf covering his face. He spoke with a local accent.

Officers believe the incident could be linked to a robbery that happened at the NISA Local store in Hylton Road around 8:45am on Sunday, June 12, and where cash was stolen.

The descriptions of the man is similar in both incidents.

Enquiries are ongoing in the area and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 967 17/06/16.

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