Attempted robbery in North Shields

Dated: 31 Oct 2017 14:49 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in North Shields. 

It happened on Saturday, October 21, at 9.08pm on Spring Terrace in North Shields. 

A man and a woman were in a parked car when an unknown offender opened the nearside rear door and entered the car. 

He threatened the occupants with a small knife, but was disturbed by a passerby and ran off empty handed on foot towards Chirton West View. 

The offender is described as a white man, approximately 5 feet 9” tall wearing black clothing including a black cap.

The occupants of the car were shocked but otherwise uninjured. 

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1124 of 21/10/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.