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 following an attempted armed robbery at an off-licence in Newcastle. It happened at the Nunsmoor Off-licence on Nunsmoor Road at 9pm on Friday. Two men entered the shop armed with a knife and a stick, and demanded cash. They left the shop empty handed.
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 information after a woman was robbed in Blyth.
It happened around 5pm on Thursday, January 2, in the rear lane of Stanley Street. A man approached the woman, in her 50s, threatened her and demanded she hand over property.
He snatched her handbag.
The woman was not injured in the incident but was left shaken. The offender is described as being a teenager, possibly around 14 years old, 5ft 5 inches tall, dressed all in black and wearing a black hooded top.Police are urging any witnesses to contact them.
An 18 year old woman has been robbed in Sunderland. It happened yesterday afternoon at around 4pm. She was walking from the bus stop at Manor Road, Sulgrave, and knocked to ground by a man. He stole her shopping bags and cash from her handbag. The victim was shocked but not injured.
The suspect is described as being around 6ft tall, skinny build, wearing a black hooded top, grey track suit bottoms and black trainers or shoes.
A man's been arrested after two robberies in Newcastle. At 8.40pm on Sunday woman was threatened by a man armed with a knife and had her handbag stolen outside the Ladbrokes bookmakers, on Westgate Road. A few minutes later police received reports of a similar robbery at nearby Hartlington Street.
A 22 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently in custody.