Hunt for masked man af­ter knife rob­bery

Sunderland Echo - - News -

Po­lice are hunt­ing a masked rob­ber who stole al­co­hol and a mo­bile phone dur­ing a raid on a shop in Sun­der­land.

The man, who was armed with a knife, threat­ened staff – leav­ing them shaken be­fore mak­ing off from the scene.

No one was in­jured in the in­ci­dent, which took place on Satur­day at 8.56pm at Pre­mier Stores, in Vil­lette Road, Hen­don.

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for any­one who was in the area and who may have seen or heard any­thing sus­pi­cious to con­tact them.

It is be­lieved that there were sev­eral men out­side the shop at the time of the rob­bery and po­lice would like to con­tact them as they may have in­for­ma­tion which could as­sist in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Two peo­ple, a 25-year-old man and 44-year-old woman, were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of con­spir­acy to com­mit rob­bery. They both have been re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. In­quiries are on­go­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call po­lice on 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 1178 of 11/11/17 or ring Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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