Wallsend betting shop robbery

15 Mar 2017 10:21 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a betting shop in Wallsend.

It happened at Chisholm betting shop on the Coast Road in North Tyneside at 9.15pm on Tuesday, March 14.

A man entered the premises armed with a knife and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen and the offender made off in the direction of Newcastle.

Staff were shaken but otherwise uninjured.

The offender is described as a man of medium build wearing a blue tracksuit top with a hood and a black balaclava and had a knife.

Officers are carrying out an investigation and making house to house enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 1133 of 14/03/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.