Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery at a Post Office on Tyneside. Officers were called to a branch in the Gosforth area of Newcastle at just before 9am on Friday after reports a man had stolen cash and tied up a female member of staff.
The man is described as being white, more than six feet tall, medium build and wearing a blue or purple hooded top. He was seen in Gosforth Central Park, close to the scene of the robbery near the High Street, at around 8am.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a post office worker was tied up during a robbery in Gosforth. The woman has been left with minor injuries after the robbery at the Post Office in the Gosforth Centre on the High Street, just before 9am on February 21.
A 41 year old man has been arrested following a robbery at a Post Office in North Shields. It happened on Nile Street at 7pm last night. Two men smashed a window to gain entry and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. A member of staff was treated by paramedics for shock.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at Whitburn Post Office in South Tyneside.
Officers were called at around 11.30am to reports that a man was armed with what is believed to be a firearm at the shop at North Guards.
It's not known whether it was real or imitation at this stage.
There were no injuries but staff were left shaken by the incident.
Ch Insp Michael Barton, South Tyneside Area Command, said: "This was obviously distressing for those in the shop but I'd like to reassure people that an active investigation is ongoing to trace the man involved."
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.