Appeal after armed robbery in Newcastle city centre

Redheugh Bridge
A 4x4 was later discovered by police underneath the Redheugh Bridge. Credit: ITV News

Northumbria Police are investigating an armed robbery in Newcastle city centre.

At around 4pm on Thursday 21st February, police received a report that two men had approached a security van guard on Saint James Boulevard and threatened him with what was described as a shotgun before stealing a large amount of cash.

Police say the two men then fled the scene in a white coloured 4x4 which was found a short time later on fire underneath the Redheugh Bridge in Gateshead.Northumbria Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

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Armed robbery in Newcastle

Northumbria Police investigate an armed robbery in Newcastle city centre.