Baseball bat attack at Sainsbury's

A security guard was attacked with a baseball bat, suffering a broken arm, during a robbery at a Sainsbury's Local store in Newcastle

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Baseball bat attack at Sainsbury's

A security guard was attacked and robbed at this store Credit: ITV News

A security guard has been treated in hospital for a broken arm after being attacked with a baseball bat by robbers.

The guard was collecting cash when he was confronted at the Sainsbury's Local store, Chapel House Drive, Newcastle, at 9.25am on Thursday.

Two robbers stole an undisclosed amount of cash and used a stolen car to make their getaway.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Baseball bat attack on security guards at supermarket

Robbers armed with baseball bats have robbed security guards collecting cash from a supermarket in Newcastle.

It happened at Sainsbury's, Chapel House Drive, Chapel House at 9.25am today.

One of the robbers attacked a security guard, breaking his arm.

The two robbers then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Northumbria Police say the offenders fled the scene in a silver Vauxhall Astra estate registration NE 08 MBY.

The estate car was later found abandoned in Chapel House Drive. The car had been stolen from an address in the Brunswick area of North Tyneside on Monday.

We want to speak to anyone who may have seen the Vauxhall Astra estate in the days since it was stolen, anyone who might have seen it in the area before the robbery happened or anyone who might have seen it when it was abandonded. We also want to speak to anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the robbery take place or anyone who saw anything suspicious."

– Northumbria Police

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