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Armed robbery investigation in Ashington

Police are investigating the alleged incident at this post office. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Police are investigating the incident. Credit: PA Images

A manhunt is under way after an alleged armed robbery at a Post Office in Ashington.

Armed police swooped after two robbers - one wearing a skull mask - allegedly held up the Humber Terrace Post Office on Hawthorn Road on Wednesday morning.

The two men brandished a gun at staff before stealing cash from the till, Northumbria Police said.

The staff and customers were left shaken but unharmed and detectives have launched a search for the suspects.

By the afternoon, police revealed they have made two arrests in connection with the incident.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said:

Police have arrested two people in connection with the incident in Ashington.

We have a 33-year-old man in custody who was arrested on suspicion of robbery and we’ve got a 47-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A property was searched and there are also two other people assisting police with their enquiries.

– Northumbria Police

Police were unable to say whether they were still searching for another suspect.