A MAN was taken to hospital after he was robbed by a group of youths in South Tyneside.
The attack happened at 10.40pm on Tuesday in Hautmont Road, Hebburn.
The 54-year-old was taken to hospital as a precaution but his injuries are not thought to be serious.
Enquiries are continuing and extra officers are on patrol in the area.
Detective Inspector Denise Clark said: “We’re carrying out enquiries into the robbery and asking anyone who was in the area and saw what happened to come forward.
“If anyone saw a group of youths in or around Hautmont Road either before or after the incident we would ask them to contact us.”
Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1220 050515 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.