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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.


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.


Man slashed across face in North Tyneside robbery

A 48 year old man was slashed across the face during a robbery in North Tyneside last night. He needed hospital treatment for the injury. He'd been walking along Saville Street, between 9pm and 10pm, when an unknown man approached him, threatened him, then demanded money and his phone. The man refused and he was slashed across the face with what police describe as 'a sharp article.' The offender ran away towards the magistrates court. He is described as approximately 6 feet 2" tall, wearing dark clothing with the hood of his jacket up. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Petrol station robbery in Newcastle: CCTV images

CCTV images of two men who robbed a petrol station in Newcastle have been released.

Late on Friday November 21st, two men went into a Sainsbury's Filling Station on Etherstone Avenue, Heaton and threatened staff before making off with money.

One of the men is wearing a distinctive multicoloured woollen hat.

They left the petrol station south across Etherstone Avenue and into a graveyard opposite Sainsbury's.

No one was injured during the incident but staff were shocked by the robbery.

Audi recovered in hunt for Yarm armed robbers

The vehicle recovered after the armed robbery in Yarm is an Audi A6. Credit: Cleveland Police

An Audi A6 has been recovered at Yarm Cricket Club after an armed robbery at Market Cross Jewellers on Monday 10th November.

Police suspect this car is stolen and are asking anyone who saw this vehicle in or around Yarm High Street before or during the robbery (which took place just before 5pm) to contact them on 101.

Machete robbery at Sunderland newsagents

CCTV picture from the newsagents Credit: Northumbria Police

A robber ran into a Max & Sons in Eden Vale and threatened staff with a machete on this Saturday, 8th November.

The man left empty handed and a 63-year-old member of staff suffered a minor hand injury during the incident.

The robbery happened early on Saturday morning at a time when people may have been out walking dogs or going to the newsagents to get a paper. They may have seen something that at the time didn't seem out of the ordinary and we'd ask them to think back."

– Acting Detective Sergeant Nick Lawrance

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.

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