Police are trying to trace a robber who threatened a man with what's been described as a carving knife.
The attacker approached his victim near a bus stop on Leam Lane, in Gateshead, at around 6.30am.
He demanded he hand over his wallet before running off.
The robber is described as white, with blonde hair and around 23 years old
Police on Tyneside have made more arrests in connection with a fatal stabbing in South Shields.
Two men were arrested today (Sunday) on suspicion of murder.
This takes the number of arrests to four.
Police investigating the death of David Charlton in South Shields on Friday night have arrested a second man on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Police have released a photograph of a man who was stabbed to death in South Shields.
25-year-old David Arthur Charlton, from the South Shields area, was attacked on Friday evening.
A 31 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
A man has been arrested following a stabbing in South Shields on Friday night.
David Charlton died after he was stabbed while walking home with his girlfriend.
It happened near Stanhope Road and Boldon Lane at about 10.30pm.
The results of the postmortem on a man who was stabbed to death in South Shields are expected today.
David Charlton was attacked was he walked home with his girlfriend after a night out.
It happened at about 10.30pm on Friday evening.
The 25 year old man who was stabbed to death in South Shields last night has been named as David Arthur Charlton.
Police tape cordons off the route two youths are believed to have taken after a man was fatally stabbed following a night out.
The 25-year-old was walking home with his girlfriend having just left a local pub when he was attacked on Friday night.