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Appeal after robbery in Newcastle

25 Aug 2016 10:38 AM

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Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Newcastle.

Between 5am and 5.20am on Monday morning (August 22) a 19-year-old man was robbed on Falconar Street in the city.

Officers attended and found that the man had been assaulted by an unknown man and woman before being taken to a nearby cash point where he was made to withdraw a quantity of money.

The offender then fled from the scene with the money and the victim was able to contact police. Thankfully he only received minor injuries but the incident has left him very distressed.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police have now appealed for any witnesses to get in contact.

Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Duncan said: "This was a very distressing incident for the victim and we are determined to identify the people responsible.

"We have not had any other reports of this type of crime and we believe it to be an isolated incident but an extensive enquiry is being carried out to reassure the victim and wider members of the public.”

"Our priority is to identify the offenders and put them before the courts but to support that we need any witnesses to the incident to contact police."

The male offender is described as white, around 5ft10in, aged in his mid 30s and with brown stubble. He was wearing a dark hoody with his hood up.

The woman was described as white, around 5ft7in, skinny build and in her 30s. She was also wearing dark clothing and both spoke with a Newcastle accent.

Anyone who saw the robbery, or has any information that could help police, should contact officers on 101 quoting reference 325 22/08/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.