Arrest made after Crimewatch appeal
09 Aug 2016 15:29 PM[View Full Size]
Police have arrested a man in connection with a robbery in Newcastle city centre that appeared on Crimewatch.
On Sunday, February 14, a 19-year-old man, who was outside Merz Court at Newcastle University near Park Terrace, was approached by an unknown man who tried to grab his mobile, and then threatened him before stealing the iPhone and making off.
Officers released CCTV images in an appeal for information and the case also featured on BBC1 Crimewatch Roadshow in June.
Information that came to light after the TV appeal led to officers arresting an 18-year-old man in connection with the robbery. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.