Robbery in South Shields

03 Jul 2017 15:22 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery in South Tyneside. 

The robbery happened at 9.40pm on Saturday, July 1, at Sainsbury's in Binchester Street, in South Shields. 

A man, armed with a knife, went into the store and threatened staff. He made off with a quantity of money. 

No-one was injured during the robbery. 

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released under investigation. 

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1242 010717 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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