Appeal after robbery and theft in Newcastle

25 Nov 2016 11:25 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a two incidents in Newcastle.

The first happened between 6:30pm and 7pm on Wednesday, November 23, two men (aged 19 and 20) were walking on Wood Grove, Scotswood Dene, when they were approached by three males.

The three were armed with a meat cleaver, an axe and a knife. They threatened the two victims and stole one of their mobile phones.

They fled the scene running out of the Dene and onto Denton Road, near to Scotswood Sports Centre, while the offenders headed towards Denton Road.

Then between 7pm and 7:30pm a 14-year-old boy was walking in the underpass near to the McDonalds on West Denton Way, close to the A1, when he dropped some money.

The money was picked up by one male out of a group of three  who were nearby. The boy asked for the money back but the male who picked it up threatened him and produced a knife. He then stole the money.

The three males are described as being -

1) White male, aged 16-17yrs, 5"7 – 5"8 tall, medium build. Wearing a blue woolly hat, a black and grey coat similar to a Berghaus coat with a hood on it, and spoke with a local accent. He was carrying a black handled kitchen knife with a 7-8" blade.

2) White male, aged approx. 17yrs, taller than offender 1, big build, similar coat but with tassels on it and the drawstring pulled tight around the hood which was up and covering a large section of his face. He was also wearing grey jogging bottoms.

3) Possibly a white male – no further details known.

Officers believe the offences could be linked and that it may have been the same group of three offenders involved in both incidents.

Anyone who was in the area and who saw anything is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 892 23/11/16.

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