Woman hit in face and robbed of cash by cyclists in Jarrow

West Yorkshire Police have had body-worn cameras supplied by US firm Taser
West Yorkshire Police have had body-worn cameras supplied by US firm Taser
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A woman has been hit in the face and robbed as she walked along a street in South Tyneside.

The 31-year-old was in Percy Street, Jarrow, when she was approached by two men on dark coloured bikes.

They pushed her before grabbing a money bag containing around £80.

The woman was hit in the face before they made their escape.

The robbery happened between 8.30pm and 9pm on Sunday July 13.

The first man is described as white, around 6ft, aged in his 30s, medium, with short dark hair and a distinctive scar from his ear to jaw. He was scruffy in appearance and wearing a blue jumper with “McKenzie” written in dark writing on the front and dark tracksuit bottoms with cigarette burns.

The second offender is described as white, around 5ft 8in, skinny, aged in his late 30s with short dark hair. He was scruffy in appearance with yellow nicotine stained fingers and was wearing a white t-shirt, a dark blue top with a hood and matching tracksuit bottoms.

Extra officers are in the area carrying out inquiries and offering reassurance to local residents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69691 quoting reference 919 120715 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.