Armed robbery in Newcastle

Northumbria Police investigate an armed robbery in Newcastle city centre.

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Appeal to trace second vehicle linked to armed robbery

Police have released the details of a second vehicle they are trying trace in connection with an armed robbery that happened in Newcastle yesterday afternoon.

Two men fled the scene of the armed robbery outside Grosvenor Casino on Saint James Boulevard in a white coloured 4x4, which was found a short time later on fire in Gateshead.

Police has revealed that the white Audi Q5 - with the registration NL61 UDX - had been stolen during a previous burglary in Bedlington on Tuesday 19 February.

The two men are then thought to have left the Gateshead area in a second vehicle - believed to be a grey-coloured BMW 320 estate bearing the false registration NE08 VWG.

Anyone with information about the location of the car is asked to contact police at once on 101 or call Crimestoppers.

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