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.


Armed robbery in Newcastle

Northumbria Police investigate an armed robbery in Newcastle city centre.