Masked raider who stole cash from village store hunted by police

The raider struck at the Co-Op in Sunniside. Pic: Google Maps.
The raider struck at the Co-Op in Sunniside. Pic: Google Maps.

A robber who fled with cash after threatening staff at a village store is being hunted by police.

The raid happened at the Co-operative store in Dewhurst Terrace, Sunniside, Gateshead, at 9.50pm last night.

A man came into the store, threatened a female member of staff and demanded she hand over money.

He fled with a small quantity of cash, and although nobody was hurt, staff were left very shaken.

The robber was short, in his 20s, and wearing a dark grey hooded top, black jogging bottoms and a black scarf over his face.

Anyone who may have seen him in the area at the time, or has information that may help police, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 1188 06/03/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.