Tyne & Wear

Two injured in shop armed robbery in North Tyneside

Two shop workers have been left injured following an armed robbery at a shop in North Tyneside.

It happened at 09:50 GMT on Thursday, at the One Stop store in South View in Hazlerigg.

Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with a crowbar and what police believe to be a handgun went into the shop and demanded cash.

The robbers left in a silver Peugeot 406 Rapier with an unknown quantity of cash in £1 coins.

The two members of staff suffered minor injuries to their faces and were shocked, but did not need an ambulance.

The car the thieves left in was driven by a fourth person and made off towards Wideopen.

The Peugeot was reported as stolen from Shiremoor in North Tyneside on Wednesday.

It was found burnt-out at about 10:20 GMT at the Gosforth Park Koi and Aqua Centre.

It is believed the robbers then transferred into another vehicle, a blue flat-bed van, seen travelling at speed travelling towards Peter Barratt's Garden centre.

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.

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