Knife-wielding robber stole £2,000 from shop after threatening staff in terrifying raid

An armed robber stole £2,000 from a convenience store in Jarrow during a terrifying ordeal which left a shop worker shaken.

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 3:49 pm

Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after a man armed with a knife made off with £2,000 in cash during a daylight robbery at McColl’s convenience store, in Edinburgh Road, Jarrow.

The offender jumped over the counter and brandished a knife before threatening the member of staff and forcing them to open the till.

He was then able to make off with around £2,000.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an armed robbery at McColl's in Edinburgh Road, Jarrow.

The man is described as white, wearing a white face covering with a black hooded top.

Inquiries to locate the man are ongoing but today (Wednesday, August 12) officers are appealing for anyone who may have information to get in touch.

The incident happened at around 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 4.

Detective Constable Kelly Scott, of Northumbria Police, said: “We urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident take place to get in touch with any information that they have.

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“This took place in broad daylight so if anyone was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious please get in touch.

“This has understandably left the victim very shaken and we are determined to bring whoever is responsible to justice”

If anyone knows the man, or can help police with their inquiries, then call 101 quoting log 499 04/08/20.

You can also report online at the Northumbria Police website or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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