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.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Northumberland.
The incident happened when a taxi driver picked up a couple from Newcastle city centre at around 4 o'clock on Sunday morning, and travelled towards Cramlington. The driver was assaulted by the man in the car, and his jacket and cash were stolen.
The suspect, who ran-off after the incident, is said to be white, under 30 years of age, and around 6ft tall with short hair.
Police are also keen to trace a motorist who came to the aid of the taxi driver in the area of Burnside First School at Northburn.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a North Tyneside hotel.
The Village Hotel in North Shields reported a robbery at around 2.30am this morning.
A man armed with a knife entered the hotel and threatened staff, and left with a large amount of money and a red car belonging to a staff member.
Nobody was injured during the incident and the car was later found.
The man was wearing a hooded top with white t-shirt underneath and brown jogging bottoms. He had his hood up and his face covered.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
"The man threatened staff with a knife and made off with cash from the hotel. Staff were obviously left shocked and distressed but no-one was injured during the robbery.
"We're carrying out a number of enquiries into the robbery and would urge any witnesses, anyone who saw the man leave the red car in nearby Merton Lane or anyone with information about who is responsible to contact us as soon as possible."
– Detective Inspector John Gardner, Northumbria Police
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who has seen 20-year-old Joshua Sargent to contact them. Sargent was sentenced to three years in prison for a robbery in Ripon in March 2011.
He has now been recalled to prison because he has breached the terms of his release licence by not living at a specified address. Sargent is 5ft 11in tall with a medium build and blond hair. Anyone who sees him is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, and ask for the control room.