Hammer raider robs South Shields newsagent

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A HAMMER-wielding robber who struck at a South Tyneside newsagent’s is being hunted by police.

The raid took place at a shop in South Eldon Street, Laygate, South Shields, at 1pm yesterday.

The man, wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket and tracksuit bottoms, entered the shop and threatened a female worker with a hammer.

He then made off with a quantity of cash.

Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward by calling 101, extension 69191.

Or people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111