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Post office robbery in Newcastle

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a Post Office in Newcastle on Saturday morning.

A man went into Benwell Grove Post Office in West Road shortly before 10am and demanded cash. Police believe he may have been in possession of a meat cleaver or axe.

He is described as white, aged 40 years old, wearing a blonde wig and black hooded top and was on a white mountain bike. He made off towards Middleton Avenue and Hadrian Road.

The member of staff was not injured in the incident.

Attempted knife-point robbery in Sunderland

Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Sunderland.

Around 9:10pm on Friday, June 17, a man entered the Subway sandwich shop in Chester Road armed with a knife.

He threatened the member of staff and demanded money before leaving the store empty handed.

The offender is thought to be white, in his 20s, around 5' 5'' tall and was wearing a black jacket with a grey scarf covering his face. He spoke with a local accent.

Officers believe the incident could be linked to a robbery that happened at the NISA Local store in Hylton Road around 8:45am on Sunday, June 12, where cash was stolen.

The description of the man given after the incident at the NISA store is similar to the one given after the Subway robbery.

Enquiries are ongoing in the area and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 967 17/06/16.

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Sentencing underway for Yarm and Middlesbrough robberies

Samuel Hughes from Manchester has been sentenced to 12 years for conspiracy to commit robbery in connection to the incidents in Yarm and Middlesborugh.

Antony Northmore from Cleveland has been sentenced to 12 years for conspiracy to commit robbery in connection to the incidents in Yarm and Middlesbrough.

Man knocked off bike and robbed

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Newcastle.

At around 11.45pm on Friday May 13 police received a report that a 44-year-old man had been attacked near the junction of Welbeck Road and Kennington Grove in Byker.

The victim had been cycling home when he was knocked off his bicycle and assaulted by a group of four men.

The attackers then took the bicycle and fled in the direction of Welbeck Road. The victim was then able to call police.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The bicycle was recovered nearby.

The offenders are described as white men in their twenties or early thirties.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

85-year-old man thrown against wall during car robbery

Police are appealing for information after an 85-year-old man had his car stolen during a robbery in the Gosforth area of Newcastle.

At 6.53am this morning (Friday, January 22) the man got out of his vehicle on Woodbine Road when he was approached by two men.

They assaulted the man, throwing him against a wall before stealing the car and heading towards Salters Road.

The car is a three-door silver Ford Fiesta, registration number NK06 RWF.

The men were described as being in their 20s, around 5ft 8ins tall and rough looking.

The victim was left uninjured but shaken by the incident.

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CCTV released of robbery which left victim with serious head injuries

CCTV has been released of the robbery of a woman which left her with serious head and facial injuries.

The attack took place at 9.25pm on Tuesday 3rd November in Eston. 56-year-old Bernadette Green was walking with her brother and dog.

The extent of Ms Green's injuries. Credit: Cleveland Police

A man approached them and grabbed her bag as he walked past her, pulling her to the ground. He then made off through an alley leading onto Birchington Avenue.

The victim had been walking back from a dog training class at Eston Methodist Church hall and the stolen bag contained only a dog lead and treats.

The suspect is described as a male in his late teens to early twenties and was wearing a dark hooded jacket.

Two males have been interviewed in connection with the attack but each has been released without charge.

Police speaking to residents after Wallsend robbery

Police are appealing for information Credit: ITV News

Police are checking CCTV footage and speaking to residents in an area where a 76 year old woman was knocked unconscious during a robbery. It happened at 11.45pm on Friday in Carville Road, Wallsend. The woman tried to stop one of two men stealing her handbag but was pulled to the ground and injured. A man and woman who were in the area found her and called for an ambulance.

76 year old woman knocked unconscious during robbery

A 76 year old woman was knocked unconscious during a robbery in North Tyneside. She suffered a head injury falling to the ground as two men tried to steal her handbag. It happened in Carville road, Wallsend, at just before midnight on Friday. The woman was taken to hospital and is now recovering at home. Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area.

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