Woman threatened in attempted South Shields street robbery

Police cordon, junction of Westoe Road and East Stevenson Street out side South Shields Catholic Club
Police cordon, junction of Westoe Road and East Stevenson Street out side South Shields Catholic Club
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A woman was left shaken after an attempted street robbery in South Tyneside today.

The incident took place at 9.24am this morning, when a man approached a woman as she walked next to the Catholic Club in Westoe Road before demanding her handbag and threatening her.

The offender made off empty handed and the woman has been left shaken but uninjured.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 0299 07/08/15.