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72-year-old woman robbed in Newcastle

A 72-year-old woman has been robbed while walking down a path in Newcastle.

The woman was walking on a path near to West Avenue in West Denton, Newcastle, when three men approached her, threatened her with a pen knife and demanded money.

The woman handed over her purse and was distressed by the incident but is otherwise unhurt.

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward:

  • Two of the men are described as being 18-20 years old.
  • One was described as a black male, wearing a grey tracksuit and was around 6’ tall.
  • A second male was detailed as white, wearing leather gloves and a tracksuit and hoodie.
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