Police appeal after three masked men attempt to rob a frozen food store in South Shields

Police are appealing for information after three men wearing balaclavas attempted to rob a store.

The men entered Herons in Laygate, South Shields.
The men entered Herons in Laygate, South Shields.

At about 4.10pm on Sunday (January, 27) police received a report of a robbery at Heron Foods on Frederick Street.

Shortly before closing, the men entered the shop and ran towards the ATM and cash office.

Police are trying to trace these men.

They shouted at two female members of staff who were able to securely lock themselves inside the office.


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The men then tried to force their way into the cash office but were unable to do so and left empty handed.

Nobody was injured during the incident but the staff were very shaken up by what happened.

Enquiries to identify those responsible are ongoing and anyone who might have information about this is asked to contact police.

If you can assist detectives with their investigation then call 101 quoting log 655 270119 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55 111.