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Robbery in Washington

Dated: 30 Jul 2014


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At just after 2.35pm, on Wednesday, July 30, police received a report of an attempted robbery at Cash in a Flash, on Elswick Road, Washington.

Two men entered the premises before approaching a member of staff behind the counter. One man pointed what is believed to be a handgun at the worker demanding they hand over cash.

The men were disturbed by a second member of staff which resulted in them making off from the scene empty handed.

One man is described as wearing a green hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and white gloves. He had a scarf covering his face.

The other man was wearing a dark coloured hooded top and a mask.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Relates to: A6: Washington /