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