Man robbed in Washington

21 Nov 2017 08:31 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man who is disabled was robbed in Washington.

The robbery happened between 11.20pm and 11.30pm on Wednesday, November 15, under the flyover of the A195 near Northumberland Road and Manor Road. Two men approached the 51 year old man, who was on a mobility scooter, and threatened to damage his scooter if he didn’t hand over cash. They made off with a small amount of money.

The man was not injured during the incident.

Both men are described as white, local accents, medium build, late teens to early 20s, 5ft 10 to 5ft 11 and clean shaven. One was wearing a woollen style hat, one a dark baseball cap.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the offenders and police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 759 151117 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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