Police have released cctv footage of an armed robbery in progress at a convenience store in Newcastle.
It shows a man in a flourescent jacket, armed with two knives, man-handling two members of staff at a Nisa store in Two Ball Lonnen early on Thursday morning.
He tied the workers together before making off with cash and cigarettes.
No one was injured during the robbery, but staff were left distressed by the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police.
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