Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery in Chester-le-Street.
The incident happened when two security guards were delivering money to a cashpoint opposite a supermarket on North Burns in the town centre at around 2:30pm on Sunday. A man appeared from nearby bushes and assaulted one of the security guards, before fleeing the scene with a large sum of cash.
A member of the public gave chase and was confronted by the offender, and another man and threatened with a firearm.
One of the men is described as being 5ft 5 inches tall, of stocky build and wearing a blue or green coat. The other is described as being 6ft tall and of medium build.
More top news
Former Tyne Tees news presenter Mike Neville is among four new people to be honoured on NewcastleGateshead’s “Walk of Fame”.
Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging householders to take extra care following a rise in fires which have started outside and spread to homes.
Anthony Marsh had pinned down his victim when her devoted dog bit him on the bottom and saved her