Appeal following armed robbery in Newcastle

26 Jan 2018 11:00 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of armed robbery in Newcastle.

The incident happened at a Sainsbury’s on Lonsdale Terrace, at about 7.30am today (January 26).

The offender entered the store and threatened staff with what is believed to be a firearm.

Police officers are carrying out enquiries and are asking for any witnesses to contact police.

The offender is described as slim build, around 6ft 2in and was covering his face with clothing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, is asked to call 101 and quote reference number 137 26/01/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.