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Post office robbery in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at Whitburn Post Office in South Tyneside. Officers were called to reports that a man was armed, with what is believed to be a firearm. It's not known whether real or imitation at this stage.

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Police appeal after post office robbery

Police are investigating a robbery at Whitburn Post Office. Credit: ITV news

Police investigating a robbery in South Tyneside believe the suspect made off in a vehicle driven by a second man.

Officers received a report at around 11.30am that a man armed with what is believed to be a firearm went into Whitburn Post Office at North Guards in Whitburn.

It's not known whether it was real or imitation at this stage.

He made off with a mobile phone, leaving staff unhurt but shaken.

It's believed the suspect got into a small black car outside the Post Office, driven by a second man, which drove off along North Guards towards Cleadon Lane.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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