Robbery in Blyth

13 Sep 2016 15:45 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Blyth.

It happened between 10.30pm and 11pm on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29. An elderly man was approached at his front door in Cowpen when he was returning home by a group of three males. They demanded money from him and when he refused they assaulted him inside the hallway of his home. He was pushed and suffered a black eye and grazes. They then left empty handed.

Neighbourhood Inspector Grant Dawson said: "We have increased patrols in this area of Blyth and are appealing for help from the public to identify those responsible. Officers have been carrying out house to house enquiries and we'd urge anyone to report any information which could assist the investigation."

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 796 of 02/09/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.