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Man left with stab wounds following cemetery robbery

Police are appealing for information after a man was left with two puncture wounds following a robbery in Eston Cemetery.

The 28-year-old victim used the cash machine at Tesco on Normanby Road before heading into Eston Cemetery at around 10pm on Wednesday May 7.

He was approached by two men, one who grabbed him from behind while a second hit him a number of times in the stomach.

He was robbed of £350 in cash, a cash card and an iPhone 4.

He was taken to James Cook University Hospital with two minor puncture wounds to his stomach and he was released yesterday (May 8).

One of the men is described as a white male, around 5ft 7”- 5ft 8” tall.

He was wearing a dark coloured baggy hooded top.

Witness appeal after post office armed robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men carried out an armed robbery at a village post office in County Durham.

The incident happened shortly after 5.30pm on Tuesday 25th March as the postmaster was beginning to close down the premises on Front Street in Cockfield near West Auckland.

Two men with scarves covering the lower part of their faces entered the post office and one of them brandished what appeared to be a handgun at the 60-year-old postmaster.

They threatened him and made him open the safe at the rear of the building.

The robbers forced the postmaster to hand over a substantial sum of cash before leaving.

It is not known if they had a getaway vehicle.Their victim was shocked but unhurt.

No-one else was inside the post office at the time of the raid.

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Attempted robbery on bus driver

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery on a Newcastle bus driver.

It happened about 9.30pm on Wednesday March 12, on an Arriva bus in Walker, beside the Jubilee Social Club.

The bus driver was approached by two men, one who pushed a large stick through the payment hatch and demanded cash.

When the driver refused, both men ran off empty-handed in the direction of the club.

The men are described as white, in their early to late teens, wearing casual clothing.

The driver was unhurt in the incident.

CCTV still of robbery suspect

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.

Police want to speak to this man Credit: Northumbria Police

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.

Hartlepool robbery: witness appeal

Police were called to a robbery today (February 7) just before 3.00pm in the car park at the rear of St Patrick’s Shops on Owton Manor Lane in Hartlepool.

It is believed a substantial amount of cash was stolen.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who witnessed an incident in the car park is asked to contact Cleveland Police.

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Police appeal after Blyth robbery

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.

Sunderland Robbery

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.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police seek witnesses after supermarket robbery

Scene of robbery in Heaton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Heaton.

Officers were alerted early on Monday, December 2.

Two men had entered the Tesco Express store on Chillingham Road, Heaton and threatened a security guard.

Police say the guard was hit with what is believed to be a crowbar which injured his arm.

He was taken to hospital but is not believed to be seriously injured.

The two suspects drove in a green car towards Shields Road.

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