Tyne & Wear

Security guard threatened in Benton Asda van robbery

A security guard was threatened with a hammer during a raid on a cash van at a North Tyneside supermarket.

Police said the masked robber targeted the van outside Asda in Benton just before 14:30 GMT when the store was full of shoppers.

A quantity of cash was stolen from the van, but it is not believed the guard was injured during the raid.

Northumbria Police said the robber was stocky, about 5ft 11in and may have had an accomplice.

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