Armed robbery in Sunderland

11 Mar 2018 15:00 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a Sunderland shop.

It happened at around 7pm yesterday (10 March) at a newsagents on Princes Street, Shiney Row. A man entered the store armed with a knife and threatened the shop assistant before demanding cash. The man then leaves the store with a quantity of cash.

Nobody was injured during the incident but the member of staff was left shaken.

The man is described as wearing a black jacket and dark coloured trousers, with a balaclava covering his face.

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 quoting reference 888 100318.