Newcastle armed robbery: cctv released

Dramatic cctv footage of an armed robbery in progress in Newcastle has been released by Northumbria Police.

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Cyclist may have seen armed robber

Police say they want to hear from a cyclist who was riding along Two Ball Lonnen just after a robbery at a Nisa convenience store in Newcastle at around 5.30am on Thursday.

The robber is believed to have run across the road in front of him.

Police believe this man may have information which would help enquiries.

"Extensive enquiries continue to take place into this robbery and we're making a fresh appeal for information. We've released CCTV of the incident in ongoing efforts to trace the man in the footage and would urge anyone who recognises him or knows who he is to get in touch with police. In particular, the man was wearing a fluorescent jacket which had a missing silver panel at the back and anyone who knows the whereabouts of this jacket should also contact police. "

– DC Keith Howells, Northumbria Police Major Crime Team

Dramatic cctv of armed robbery in progress

Police have released cctv footage of an armed robbery in progress at a convenience store in Newcastle.

It shows a man in a flourescent jacket, armed with two knives, man-handling two members of staff at a Nisa store in Two Ball Lonnen early on Thursday morning.

He tied the workers together before making off with cash and cigarettes.

No one was injured during the robbery, but staff were left distressed by the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police.

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