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Teenager jailed after Whitley Bay restaurant burglary

A teenager has been jailed for 28 weeks after a restaurant in North Tyneside was burgled.

Connor Sproat, 19, of Esplanade Avenue in Whitley Bay, was convicted of burglary at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on 7 March.

Sproat stole cash and alcohol from Turknaz Restaurant on North Parade in Whitley Bay in the early hours of 27 February.

Connor Sproat

"We are committed to tackling burglary whether it occurs at businesses or homes in North Tyneside.

"Bringing offenders before the courts remains a priority for us and we will not stop targeting those we believe to be responsible for such crimes which we know causes concern in our communities.

"We want to make sure offenders are caught and face the consequences of their actions."

– Neighbourhood Sergeant Lisa Henderson

Man armed with knife robs Cullercoats shop

Police are appealing for witnesses following a shop robbery in Cullercoats, North Tyneside.

It's the second time this shop has been robbed recently.

A man entered the One Stop shop, on Saint George's Road, at 8pm on 20 February. He was carrying a knife and demanded money from the till.

He stole an undisclosed quantity of cash and left. No one was injured during the robbery.

The man is described as white, 6 feet 2" tall, thin, with blue eyes.

"We're asking for help from the public to identify and locate the offender and would ask for anyone with information about this incident to come froward.

"This is the second time this store has been robbed recently, the first happened at 9.58pm on Monday, February 13. We are keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are linked."

– Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Guy Morgan
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