Police appeal following attempted robbery in Wallsend

11 Jan 2018 11:00 AM

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Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Wallsend.

The incident happened at about 5.25pm on Tuesday (January 9), at Windsor Grocers on Windsor Drive.

A man entered the store and threatened the store owner.

The man was challenged by the owner and ran off empty-handed heading left down Windsor Drive.

The store owner was not injured during the incident.

The suspect was wearing a grey long sleeved hoody, burgundy tracksuit trousers, Adidas trainers, with a knitted balaclava over his face and carrying a black backpack.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to contact Northumbria Police on 101 and quote reference number 718 09/01/18, or alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.